Importance of Being on Time

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The Importance of Being on Time in the Military


A soldier is considered as the 'man of the moment'. It is because, the military organizations treat timeliness with extreme importance. It orients all courses of their activities and their success depends on the quality of that orientation. Therefore constant researches go on in every military organization to raise the understanding of timeliness among its members, many schemes are being formulated to improve the scope of doing more in little time, or doing something exactly on time, add to that the relentless practice of forming the habit of being on time. No wonder then, why the military personnel is regarded as the epitome of timeliness. The magnitude of the importance of timeliness in military may be felt by the civilians occasionally through the examples like when militaries act within a fraction of time to save the lives of the millions or when they save the civilization from any other disaster by a whisker. But then, those ideas are too little to delve in the realm of painstaking process through which the militaries attain a high state of alacrity and coordination of the body and mind. Those qualities are built through the extensive curriculum based on timeliness. That is why, Military organizations regard timeliness as the main key to their functioning, the prime governing element in their every level of existence. This total, wholehearted submission to timeliness is unique and beyond the perception of the civilians. This essay explores into that inside story which explains why timeliness is everything in military organizations.

Importance of Timeliness : Collective Level

It is the tool for total control in military organizations. Because, their nature of service is varied and unpredictable at times, besides the regulation jobs of keeping the entire force ready to execute any operation within any given moment. This asks for cohesion among all rank and file of the organization, which is a huge, daunting task and which seldom gives any scope to revise and re-do. This compels them to plan for even the minutest moves or possibilities under a given circumstance, where loss of even a split-second might cause the failure, resulting in deaths or destruction. Thus, timeliness virtually forms the spine of a military organization, where one's movement needs to be synchronized with another. A military force also works like an orchestra, where one's failure to deliver in time will destroy the harmony of a unified movement; the only difference is, music deals with aesthetic pleasure of humans and the militaries deal with the survival factors of mankind! Every act of military commands to be a product of vast calculations and coordinations, that serves to the plans stemming out of a master plan. This series of activities are interdependent and chained with time. The flow of action here would break down the moment someone fails to perform at the right time set for him/her. This is a set situation for military forces and it can take place anywhere- be it in the war-field or in the base camp, or in the training camp, where someone's failure to be on time might result in the loss of a colleague or even the unit, save the territory or a country's property. This extreme level of responsibility based on immediacy, cannot afford to miss timeliness in their rank and file. Timeliness, thus, said to be the first ammunition for action in a military force. The gravity of that requirement commands total attention and above all, the power of its members to fulfill those stringent parameters to create the harmony in their action. This shifts the focus onto the individuals who are supposed to provide a regimented contribution into the proceedings.

Importance of Timeliness : Individual Level

Any member of a military force are taken as someone ready to serve at any...
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