Schedule Adherence is a common parameter that characterizes the degree (percentage) to which particular workers or project teams are sticking to their schedules (timetables, workflow timings, project schedules, etc). Many industries and business functions employ their own conceptions of Schedule Adherence, along with methods to calculate it. For usual employee who undertakes his or her duties daily, degree of schedule adherence may be derived from a number of late arrivals to the workplace, early checks out and excessively long breaks taken.
Some ways to determine degree of Schedule Adherence:
- Schedule Adherence can be defined as a percentagewise share of a number of hours actually worked from a number of hours prescheduled to work, after deducting duration of meetings, lunch time, breaks, and other legitimate non-productive periods. This approach requires accurate control over tasks and attendance of employees.
- At timing-regulated jobs, such as workflow-based production where the actions of employee are controlled as a sequence of off-the-shelf operations with limited timings, Schedule Adherence is defined by checking a time spent by employee on every operation and on the workflow entirely.
- In project management, Schedule Adherence means a share of work completed on-time.