When it comes to the workplace, perception matters. You want to play your cards right and ‘appear’ busy. If you’ve been showing up for meetings on or before time, you’re doing it all wrong. This brilliant graphic shows the correlation between the time you enter for a meeting and your co-workers’ perception of you. The sweet spot is 5 minutes after the meeting has started. Here’s why.
So tomorrow, if the meeting’s at 11:00, show up at 11:05 and pretend like you’ve just gotten off an important call with a client/customer. Another strategy could be to enter the room while having a loud work-related conversation with a subordinate. The purpose is to make it look like you’re eating, sleeping and breathing work. Share this valuable piece of advice and thank us in the comments below.
P.S. On a serious note, always be on time.