For few minutes imagine yourself as HR manager of a large corporate who needs you to appoint its CEO.
Company which is going through a rough patch due to past bad management looks upto you as HR manager to make a right choice. Incoming CEO will be hired on contract for 5 years & will have absolute charge. In case of bad selection, you as HR won’t be able to replace the CEO during the contract period of 5 years.
Below are the profile of probable candidates.
Candidate A : Is currently Head of one of its division. Has proven track record of progress, customer satisfaction, employee growth & leadership for the past 13 years. Has humble background & not related to anyone, joined as an office boy & worked his way up through hard-work & employee support. Thoroughly understands the working of company & is very popular amongst employees. Has clear ideas about how to run the company & follows it firmly which at times upsets select few people.
Candidate B : Immature, has no experience. Doesn’t take up any position, its either CEO or nothing and has been a CEO in waiting since long. This attitude comes from the fact that almost always someone from his family has been the CEO, including the outgoing CEO who run the company for the past 10 years with plenty of irregularities, mis-management & poor performance. Born with the silver spoon, with uber rich lifestyle, has little to no connect with ground realities. With childish foibles, usually take refuge/support from females within his family.
Candidate C : Another fresher, claimed to be extremely efficient, was hired as Head of one Unit but couldn’t cope up & resigned. During short stint as Unit Head, tried to appease the employees with generous perks. Despite non-performing at reasonably senior position, now wants to be CEO.
None Of The Above(NOTA) : In the event of you not able to decide on any of these three candidates, there will be internal leg pulling & eventually someone would self appoint himself as CEO which in most probability would be Candidate B or someone other then the above 3.
Despite being an ordinary employee, this corporate empowers you to be an HR Manager to choose your CEO for next 5 years.
Appoint the right CEO & let this corporate giant regain its top position once again.
– by Premal Hathiwala
Fri 25 Apr 14