Understanding Resource Utilization & Successful Delegation from Mahabharata war




Knowing the SWOT of your available resources can give you optimum utilization of your resources.

Delegation is a win-win when done appropriately, however, that does not mean that you can delegate just anything.
Kurukshetra war gives you a perfect lesson on both of the above. No wonder, Mahabharata is also known as the 5th Veda! It’s been said, those who read the epic Mahabharata, they get the knowledge and wisdom of all the 4 Vedas – Rig, Sama, Yajur, Atharva Veda’s. Rishi Vyas, knew, that 4 vedas would be difficult for common man to understand and that’s why he wrote Mahabharata.
On the Kaurava’s side, nobody wanted the war except Duryodhana. Kaurava’s had best of the resources like Bhishma, Drona, Karna, etc – all Maharathi’s. They did not wanted to be a part of war, but still had to.

Though, Kaurava’s side consisted best, but their motives were distributed. No common goal. Were just there for the sake of the being in the war.

Let’s look at few characters from Kauravas side:
Bhishma – He won’t kill the Pandavas, they are his grandchildren
Drona – He won’t kill Pandavas (his students)
Shalya – He was the maternal uncle of Pandavas and secretly helped them by acting as a spy. He also demotivated Karna in the battlefield.
Karna – Promised not to kill any Pandava except Arjuna.

So as you see, Kauravas are nothing but a directionless team of traitors. A team without any GOAL, fighting cluelessly. No organization.

Pandavas had a common goal but they intelligently divided the responsibilities. They had an agenda and they picked the right man for the right job.

Dhratsadyumna – Drona.
Shikhandi: Bhishma.
Satayaki – Bhurisrava.
Arjuna – Karna.
Bhima – Duryodhana and his brothers.
Sahadeva – Shakuni and his sons.
Nakula –Karna’s sons.
Support system – Virat, Drupad, Chedi, Magadh, Kasi, Matsya and Naga king.
Krishna – Saarthi, Crisis manager, Advisor, Mentor.
A great example of proper resource utilization. The right team is made by selecting the right Individuals. Get the right man for the right job. Have a common goal, but divide the goal into sub-goals and delegate it to the right individuals.