Being in command is not a bed of rosesMany people, when they look towards the other persons who are in command of some group or team or project, feel that it is easy to command and direct people under oneself to do things and if given an opportunity they would be doing things easily in the same way or even better than the existing managers. This is a big misconception in the minds of the people as commanding is not an easy task and a commander is in fact burdened with so many responsibilities and concerns that we cannot imagine about them sitting in our place. Actually, what we see him burdened with is like the tip of the iceberg as most of the things are hidden underneath the water.
A commander or person in charge who is at the helm of the affairs is having a great responsibility towards the people under him and he has to take care of everyone, keep a watch on everyone, sometimes even bang them to work, motivate them, time to time award them and encourage, and many other things like that. So his life is not a bed of roses as some of us apparently visualise. He is doing his work under the boundaries as defined by the management above him. Management has nothing to bother as it wants productivity and output and desires that the person in command has to achieve it at any cost.
So, we should understand the real position of a person in command and should not take it casually that his job is very easy and we or anyone can perform it more easily if appointed in his position.
This is my entry for the month end topic based TOW contest on the topic - 'command'.