"Did you back up everything?"
"Did you confirm with the user about the final changes?"
"Please make sure to document all the process changes."
These were some of the comments/instructions I was giving to one of my project team member this morning before we were getting ready to roll out a major process change.
A few minutes later, he made a comment "I read in one of the Forbes magazine, that most of the financial institutions where women were the lead executives, they survived. And the sole reason was that women are always very cautious,planning ahead for anything and everything !!"
I took it as a compliment for myself :-) and every women, working or not !!
I have worked with female executives in at least 2 of my jobs before and I was impressed by their risk management and planning skills.
And I have seen my mom planning and saving so meticulously for any situation we ever had in life.
What do you all think (I can see all men staring at me and thinking "What? That is so not true !!") But what does your experience say?
Is it a hyped school of thought? Or is there some real sense in this statement?
Note: I have been trying to find the Forbes article he mentioned, and haven't found it so far. Will link the article onceI find it.