Prioritizing Work-Sarkar`s Dilemma

Case Code: LDEN163
Case Length: 8 Pages
Period: 2020
Pub Date: 2020
Teaching Note: Available
Price: Rs.200
Organization : TechVision
Industry :Technology & Communications
Countries : India
Themes: Leadership Style/ Business Continuity Planning/Crisis Management & Conflict
Global Economic Impact of Coronavirus – Assessment and Mitigation (B)
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Sarkar – Wearing Multiple Hats

As head of the Corporate Strategy and Operations function, Sarkar had to manage various tasks with both short-term and long-term implications. TechVision had the goal of becoming a $1billion organization by 2025. Sarkar headed a committee entrusted with the task of formulating a 5-year plan (2020-2025) to achieve the target. The committee had to present its plan to the BoM during the next meeting scheduled for August end 2020. Sarkar and his team of five had to prepare the presentation and get it vetted by all the vertical heads – BFSI, Communications, Retail, Travel and Logistics, Energy and Utilities, Media and Entertainment, and Healthcare and Lifesciences – before presenting it to the BoM...

Sarkar’s dilemma – how to set the priority?

Prioritizing work was becoming increasingly difficult for Sarkar. There were many tasks that needed his attention daily. A few tasks had to be completed in the short and medium term, whereas there were other areas which needed his long-term commitment. The BoM meeting preparation could take precedence over others tasks but there were equally important areas which needed his continuous focus such as the 5-year plan, annual plan for FY21, sales dashboard, bid management, automating sale incentive calculations, pipeline management,..


Exhibit I: TechVision’s Organization Structure
Exhibit II: A Day in the Life of Sarkar - BAU Times

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