Take any organisation and you are bound to find a boss who is frustrated with his subordinates. While a junior worker can be blamed for non-productivity to some extent, most of the problem is caused due to a lack of proper planning before delegating the work itself.
In Arthashastra, Chanakya had included a chapter on ‘Training of elephants’. He said: “In conformity with the appearance, he should give exercise to the gentle and the dull (elephant), and to the animal with mixed characteristics, in various types of work, or in accordance with the season.” (2.31.18)
So Chanakya calls for identifying a potential candidate as per its (an elephant in this case) nature and even according to the different seasons as it may affect the work which has to be given.
In human terms, we can understand how much thought has to be given to choose the ‘right person for the right job’. After all, a mistake at this stage can create real frustration in the long run. But how does one do that?
This is the first step for effectively carrying out what is called man-management. Many bosses fail to do this. When an interview is conducted, a shrewdly written CV or resume can impress all. Even the answers and discussions in the interview itself may portray the candidate as promising one.