Background: Strategy discussions (review & implementation plan), how to plan for Festive celebration for Deepawali, Christmas & New Year at top US eCommerce Marketplace co. somewhere in Mumbai.
Time: 1830 Hrs, Men talking to other men during tea break, "she is an early bird". (referring to a woman, who packs her bag & leaves abruptly early during break, in midst of intense discussions)
Next day: The same woman; again, leaves early & cheerfully says to all, "I am an early bird, I wake up early, reach office early & I have finished my work, early on time"..... the meeting erupts in laughter & men realise something....now they are wearing thinking hats.
- Your team members need you, your expertise, guidance, experience to take best inclusive decision.
- The meeting schedule was decided after your consent, you had agreed to be part of meeting because you gave encouraged; strategy meeting time should be during relaxed hours with minimal interruptions.
- Men are sensitive & perhaps few were confused, about someone breaking the unwritten corporate meeting code. All members usually take evening snacks together.
- Kindly appreciate, you got to gracefully announce you are on the family way & have appointment with gynecologist, so leaving early. Best wishes, wish you safe & happy motherhood !! God has given power of creating Human beings only to you !!
Kindly forgive, If I have been too direct.