Perfect attendance is only short term. Nobody is going to remember all of the times that Jerry showed up at exactly 8:45 PM. What’s remembered are the traits that make Jerry a Jerry worth working with whenever Jerry shows up.

Putting emphasis on showing up just on time is unnecessary. Imagine that a caregiver really wants to show up just on time. He shows up by his patient’s bedside at exactly 8:30 AM. But there’s no care needed for the patient at exactly 8:30 AM. He stands around waiting. Nothing happens. His services aren’t needed yet. Maybe later, but not now. Not at exactly at this moment.

How much time is wasted by waiting for our skills to be needed?

Something better: Looking for people who need our skills, exactly at this moment.


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