Business Bureau :
While speaking at the session organised here on Monday by the HRD Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA), Rajeev Aggarwal, Management Consultant - Business and Global Strategy, said that CEOs of the organisations must have time to dream and visualise about taking the organisation to level-next. “The fundamental of achieving this lies in building growth plans and a reputation that would sustain the dreams of the CEO and stake-holders.
The only way the CEO will have time available to get such fulfilment is through effective delegation,” he said . He was expressing his view on the topic - “Organisational Health Check – Delegating Effectively to achieve Level-Next”. Aggarwal, having vast experience of more than 35 years and works as a free-lance Management Consultant to international clients, further said that CEOs need to let go of every detailed decision and keep the decisions with themselves that are relevant to the organisation structure. “This can happen only by delegating and empowering the team suitably so that they can discharge their duties effectively,” he said.
He also added that HR functionaries have to take accountability to prevent office politics, conflicts and disputes, as they are key ingredients to losses. The root cause of this improper definition of roles and responsibilities supported by necessary delegations, he said. After explaining these fundamental concepts, Aggarwal explained the methodology of achieving effective delegation. He emphasised that CEO has to take ultimate leadership for resource planning, and defining the key organisation structure. “His team leaders have to take on the next levels.
Following this, the RACI matrix population should be undertaken for key activities where multiple functions are involved, and define the Responsible / Accountable / Consult and Inform (RACI) functions,” he expelained. Upon completion of the RACI, he stated, that setting the limits of authority is inevitable to empower the accountable and responsible to take the decisions and proceed without delay. He then gave examples of how delegation of the right authorities can be done to empower personnel and yet have controls to avoid misuse of authorities. Aggarwal laid out a typical organisation structure of an average industry, to use it as a basis of further discussion.
“Every organisation has to have a structure to suit its business, and different industry segments will have different structures, and the structure is also a factor of the size and the role of the CEO. Mega-business house CEOs will have a structure showing its SBUs or business divisions, an MSME will have structure to suit its product, giving examples of how the mega business houses are organised vis-à-vis other research-oriented organisations,” he said. He gave examples of certain types of structures per industry. One factor, he said, that is common, is that every organisation has a CEO and a body of employees/workers. Earlier, Aditya Saraf, Vice President – VIA welcomed the speaker and Hemant Lodha, Chairman of VIA HRD Forum, welcomed Vijay Phanshikar, Editor-The Hitavada with floral bouquets. Neelam Bowade, Convener – VIA HRD Forum conducted the proceedings and also introduced the speaker. Suresh Pandilwar, Co-Chairman of VIA HRD Forum proposed the vote of thanks. Industry representatives of firms like Eros Group, Reliance Jio, Aditya Engineering, Anand Group, Saurabh Engg Services were prominently present on the occasion.