Task done on time or before the designated time is called Punctuality.

Remember your school/college days. How often you have stepped into the class after your professor had started. It's not a big deal then, but in a working atmosphere punctuality matters a lot. You may be a skillful or multitasking worker but if you are not punctual at work, you are killing your chances of promotion and even putting yourself in bad light. Punctuality is not limited to being on time to your work place, but also how punctual you are at completing a given task.

Medical transcription is such a profession where punctuality plays a very prominent role. Every audio file has a Turn Around Time (TAT) and transcribed documents need to be delivered to the client on time. There are also certain audio files which has Short Turn Around Time (STAT) which may have less than 2 hours dispatch time, where the patient and the doctor may be waiting for the transcript.

If you think that you are frequently late to office and always called a latecomer, follow the below instructions to make yourself punctual:
Have everything ready the night before. Lay out the cloths you are going to wear. Polish your shoes. Pack up your bag or purse with everything you will need the next day. Have preparations ready to make a quick breakfast.
Keep your essentials near the door. Many people who are often late spend too much time searching around for their keys, cellphone, charger, wallet. If you keep all of your essential items in a drawer or a shelf near the door, it will be handy to pick them up while leaving.
Anticipate delays before they happen. Are you full of excuses such as traffic jams, out of fuel. Set your night alarm in such a way that you complete all your morning chores and you have sufficient amount of time to reach office. Fill up your vehicle the night before. Move out of your house as early as possible where you will have less traffic and chances will be less in getting struck in jams.
Commit yourself to being 15 minutes early for everything. If you have to be to work at 8:00, don't even tell yourself you can walk in the door right on the dot. Instead, say to yourself, "I have to be at work at 7:45." If you do this, you will be on time even with little unforeseen interruptions. You will be on time even if you encounter a traffic jam. And on those rare times that you actually show up 15 minutes early; you will get kudos for being an enthusiastic employee.

If you think that you are always late at finishing a given task, follow the below instructions:
Keep everything ready before you start. Once your computer is on, open all the required softwares which you will be using more often.
Plan yourself by what time you are going to finish the task.
Try to focus on the subject and apply logic when required.
Keep the checklist handy so that you can monitor everything time to time.
Avoid online chatting while at work.
Avoid peer-to-peer conversations while at work.
Avoid taking long breaks at work.
Above all, develop good working skills to complete the task with ease.

Remember, punctuality always pays back. A person who uses time wisely will have more opportunities in hand and the scope for promotions is more.
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