In a post on LinkedIn, Aggarwal posted a screenshot of the conversation, withholding the employee’s identity.In his caption, he highlighted the significance of openness within a team, emphasizing the trust it fosters among team members. “Employee asking for a leave because the party and its afterparty are still on. This openness is critical within a team so that you can trust your team, and they are ensured that you will back them,” Aggarwal wrote in the post.
“When colleagues feel comfortable being open and honest with each other, it builds a foundation of trust that can lead to better communication, collaboration, and overall success,” Aggarwal said in his post.
The CEO’s immediate approval of the unconventional leave request has garnered praise from social media users with multiple people lauding the display of transparency and camaraderie between the founder and the team. Many users shared personal experiences, expressing the need for genuine communication about leave reasons without facing skepticism from employers.
While it garnered praise from many, not everyone applauded the CEO’s approach. Some users raised concerns about the employee’s last-minute instruction and questioned the validity of the reason for requesting leave while others criticized the perceived lack of respect in the employee’s approach.
The post, shared a few days ago, has garnered over 10,000 reactions on LinkedIn, and sparked broader conversation about workplace dynamics, transparency and the balance between employee autonomy and employer expectations.