Heres an interesting take on characters from great Indian epic, but having stricking resemblance to characters found in everyday office.
Dronacharya – The Mentor
The employee who doesn’t like working himself but is always ready to guide and train new joiners.
Bhishma – The Loyal
The employee in a relatively senior position who happily assists the boss in spite of knowing his incompetence(because of some strange oath maybe).
Dhritarashtra – The blind boss
He knows that everything is wrong with his project but will still let it function, without making any changes to the current processes.
Gandhari – The Yesmen/Women
Boss’s immediate juniors who know that they are a part of an evil plan but will stay blindfolded and pretend as if nothing is happening.
Yuddhisthira – The ethical guy
Poor chap would never fudge timesheets and call in sick only when he is dying.
Bheema – The angry resource
Always ready to pick up a fight with his peers, subordinates or even the bosses.
Arjuna – The cool dude
The star performer who also knows how to sell his skills. A natural charmer, very famous among the ladies.
Nakul & Sahdev – The good average resource
No one notices them. They keep doing their work and get average appraisals.
Duryodhana – The Bully
Knows how to get work done, by hook or by crook. Doesn’t mind threatening the likes of Nakul and Sahdev to get his work done.
Karna – The unsung hero
The best performer in the office but never claims credit for his work. Stays an unsung hero for all his life. Girls take him for a snobbish nerd.
Shakuni – The evil plotter
Copies management in every mail. Escalates every trivial issue, sometimes to take credits and sometimes purely for fun.
Dhristadyumna – The One inning wonder
The one who performs an extraordinary feat, and then basks in the glory of it for the rest of his life.
Draupadi – The shared resource
Keeps hopping projects on boss’s advice.
Krishna – The Ultimate Boss
PM/CEO/MD who knows that it is his game while he makes everyone believe that they are playing important roles too.
How many Mahabharata characters like these have you seen in your office?
Wed 10 Sep 14