Respecting meeting appointments

Have you ever been waiting for one or two persons to show up so that a meeting can start? Or even worse, maybe there are several persons waiting?

As indicated by the Dilbert comic strip below, one could consider this as a sign of disrespect. I would argue that this is definitely the case when the the same person is constantly more or less late to meetings.

What do you think? Is being late to meeting a sign disrespect? Leave a comment and let us know!