Dear Jane: I'm Gonna Starting Coming in 10 Minutes Late

by 352admin 28. February 2013 12:53

Dear JaneDear Jane,

I show up for meetings at my firm on time, i.e., at the time the meeting starts.  I’ve noticed that many people show up eight to 10 minutes after the meeting is scheduled to start.  I’ve also noticed that most meetings don’t actually start until 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.


Gonna Start Coming Ten Minutes Late


Dear Gonna Start Coming Ten Minutes Late,

Coming late to a meeting is disrespectful of every other person at the meeting.  Avoid doing that, especially if you are more junior and have not yet earned standing.  Instead, bring some work with you or, better yet, talk to someone who you don’t know well and get to know them better.

Jane DiRenzo Pigott is the managing director of R3 Group LLC, specializing in working with professional service organizations on leadership and change in connection with diversity and inclusion. Before founding R3 Group, she practiced law for more than two decades at large law firms where she chaired a practice group, served on the executive management and compensation committees, and founded and ran diversity initiatives and affinity groups.

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