My coworkers use "timely" in a way that I am unaccustomed to and it strikes me as odd (wrong).
An example: "we need to get those reports timely".
As I've always understood it, the correct form of the sentence would be "we need to get those reports in a timely fashion". But they are essentially it as a substitute for "quickly".
Is it correct grammar to use the word as they are?
I work in the Seattle area, in tech. Tech is integrated somewhat heavily with west Asian culture (Indian, Pakistani) and therefore some the misapplication of English is adopted unconsciously by native American English speakers.
It strikes me as odd because it sounds clunky. Look at all of these applications, where it seems "good": https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/sentences-with-the-word/timely.html.
It seems to me that "Make sure the reporting is timely", or "We need that reporting in a timely fashion" is good vs "We need that reporting timely" is not good.