With many millions of meetings happening daily, there are two certainties: Someone is looking for a phone charger, and someone’s running late.
Okay, so you genuinely got stuck in traffic even though you left mega-early… but you got stopped in a roadblock that took forever.
Five minutes probably won’t register. Half an hour, not cool. An hour late is a no show.
Do you call ahead and be proactive? Do you text from the road (from a stationary car)? Do you pretend like nothing happened and immediately butt into the meeting discussion on arrival?
If it’s a first meeting then should have your homework done. Do you know where you are going and how to get there? Don’t type the address into Google Maps on your way, when you’ll unexpectedly have no Internet connectivity. And don’t make matters worse by appearing unprepared for what’s being discussed.