A lot of people are more focused on how many times they can get away with hitting the snooze button than how they can show up to work a little earlier to start the new day. There are real benefits from hitting the ground early that can make your day better and improve your overall performance. Consider these benefits of arriving early.
1. Showing Up Early Saves Time-
This may sound counterintuitive but getting a head start can save you time. You miss the worst of the morning rush hour traffic for one thing. You are first in line for everything; no waiting for coffee, or to put your lunch in the break room refrigerator, or to get needed supplies from storage.
2. First In – First Served –
Bosses usually show up a little early and making it in before the crowd means you have a chance for a bit of face time with them. This is a chance to build a relationship with a person who has a tremendous impact on your chances for a promotion, and it also gives you a chance to get a jump on new projects.
Impressing the boss isn’t the only chance you’ll have to get ahead by being early. New client calls are all yours, and you can get early e-mails to people before their inbox gets clogged with the day’s usual stampede. Peter G McDermott says, “when you get an early start on follow-ups and general inquiry e-mails, you are putting yourself ahead of messages that will come later throughout the day.”
3. Improve Your Workflow–
The morning can be the most productive time of the day. You have a chance to get in and get set while others are still trying to make their first cup of coffee. You can create a plan that gives you a roadmap for being productive all day. And you can work without distractions. As Hilary White of Popsugar points out, “coming to work when the office is empty is a great way to buckle down, focus, and get a good chunk of work completed without anything to distract you.”
If you’re in a position that doesn’t currently reward your drive to get started early, contact Award Staffing. We will be able to help you find a new job opportunity that lets you benefit from your work ethic and productivity.