“So many color tubes!” wondered Harsh, “what does the trainer has in mind, now?”
For last two days Harsh, a mid level executive in a corporate organization, has been attending this leadership and team building workshop.
“Remember participants, it is important to be transparent, fair and clear in your minds. You have to take every member along,”
trainer explained essential qualities of a leader and announced,
“ Now all team captains, please collect a tray from the table; work with your teams to evolve a theme, create a doodle and color it.”
“What is the relevance of convincing all members to create a colored drawing,”
“when in real life a team leader has to deliver a potentially profit making top down decision, no matter how socially harmful, environmentally unfriendly, and irrespective of individual inconvenience.”
He remembered what his boss often repeated, “we are not working in a democratic organization!”
Word Count: 152
Competition No. 190
This little piece of fiction was inspired by the weekly prompt challenge of 5th Nov, 2018 hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Thanks for reading! Other entries on the topic can be found here.
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