Every employer should strive to be a good example to the employees at their company, even if those employees don’t all work in the same office. When you want to start being a better example to all of the people who work for you, look no further than the next two tips.

Be on Time

Everyone's late on occasion, and it can be forgiven sometimes. However, more than a few minutes is just annoying, and consistently being late is downright insulting to customers. Time is valuable. It's valuable to the people you are doing business with, it's valuable to you, and it's definitely valuable to those who want to make money. Missing appointment without an exceptionally good reason lets customers know that you really don't care about what they have going on in their lives. So suck it up, get a calendar, and make sure everything is in control.

Respond Quickly

There are so many ways to communicate these days that it's actually becoming a challenge to keep up with all of them at the same time. How is someone supposed to manage Facebook, phone, Skype, Facetime, Google+, website email, instant messenger, Twitter, and text messages all at the same time? The option to contact you in so many ways can slow down your response time since it's difficult to check all of those every day. However, that doesn't mean you don't have to keep up anyway. Even if it means taking an hour in the morning and an hour at night, check all of your channels of communication - and respond. Leaving people chasing you around or hanging on the other end is both rude and unprofessional. If you can't manage all of the channels, shut some of them down so you can manage to maintain a 24-hour turn-around time on all communications.