India is the world’s largest democracy, with the second-largest population, so, astonishingly, we’re still able to run our democratic procedures efficiently and effectively. On today’s Transformation Tuesday, we’ll discuss the most important takeaways from the Indian general election, in which management plays a critical part in the overall process’s success.
With the following essential teachings, India’s Former Chief Election Commissioner, SY Quraishi, offers some extremely fascinating learnings for top executives in order to run a seamless business:
- Prior to implementing strategies, it is critical to guarantee that the plan of action is in place through proper resource management and second-by-second micro-planning. With the world’s largest population, keeping an eye on every detail from ground zero until the day the results are announced is the most difficult task. Thus, planning is essential, and taking a liberal approach to implement them has the largest impact on the entire election process, which is directly applicable to large corporations.
- Ensure accountability and act impartially. Accountability is a key management role, and transparency is gained by responding to work assignments with tangible outcomes. It comes from a moral place, with an inherent incentive to guarantee that every procedure is carried out correctly, and it motivates us to be more responsible for one another. Above all, the best way to deal with whatever obstacles you may encounter is to remain neutral. Because it allows you to consider issues from several angles and come up with answers that are also neutral in nature.
- When it comes to cost containment in mass communication, social media has shown to be an efficient instrument for communicating with both internal and external stakeholders. It not only allows us to communicate with the general public, but it also allows us to cover a huge geographic area by distributing large campaigns with information over a fixed channel. As a result, the expenses of convoluted data collection and implementation processes are reduced.
- Always have a backup plan. Be prepared with a Plan B! It’s probable that not everything we plan will go as planned and produce the anticipated outcomes. As a result, having a backup plan in place is critical to ensuring that the process runs smoothly even if the first plan fails. Having numerous plans is a proactive technique of dealing with previously unknown issues that may be addressed and remedied without delay.
Thus, organizing and holding a large-scale election with a population of more than 140 crore people is never easy, and operating a firm with a huge number of employees and functions in manufacturing and other industries is no different. These views from our previous Election Commissioner are helpful to understand how important micromanagement is before embarking on any major projects.
Written by Faber Aleena & Compiled by Faber Mayuri