If you’re a seasoned international business traveller, you may have already encountered situations where your interpretation of “on-time” is clearly different from your international business partners’ interpretation of “on-time”. What you consider to be “on-time” can sometimes be late or super early, depending on what country you’re going to.
In business, before you are assessed on your appearance, body language, and facial expressions, you are first and foremost assessed on whether you are ‘on time’. Punctuality is a critical part of your professional image. Without it, the most expensive Armani suit or Chanel dress may not save you from a negative impression.