Dronacharya – The Mentor. The employee who doesn’t like working himself but is always ready to guide and train new joiners.
Bhishma – The Loyal. The employee in a relatively senior position who happily assists the boss in spite of knowing his incompetence (because of some strange oath maybe)
Dhritarashtra – The blind boss. He knows that everything is wrong with his project but will still let it function, without making any changes to the current processes
Gandhari – The Yesmen/Women. Boss’s immediate juniors who know that they are a part of an evil plan but will stay blindfolded and pretend as if nothing is happening
Yuddhisthira – The ethical guy. Poor chap would never fudge timesheets and call in sick only when he is dying
Bheema – The angry resource. Always ready to pick up a fight with his peers, subordinates or even the bosses
Arjuna – The cool dude. The star performer who also knows how to sell his skills. A natural charmer, very famous among the ladies
Nakul & Sahdev – The good average resource. No one notices them. They keep doing their work and get average appraisals
Duryodhana – The Bully. Knows how to get work done, by hook or by crook. Doesn’t mind threatening the likes of Nakul and Sahdev to get his work done.
Karna – The unsung hero. The best performer in the office but never claims credit for his work. Stays an unsung hero for all his life. Girls take him for a snobbish nerd.
Shakuni – The evil plotter. Copies management in every mail. Escalates every trivial issue, sometimes to take credits and sometimes purely for fun
Dhristadyumna – The One inning wonder. The one who performs an extraordinary feat, and then basks in the glory of it for the rest of his life
Draupadi – The shared resource. Keeps hopping projects on boss’s advice
Krishna – The Ultimate Boss (PM/CTO/CEO) who knows that it is his game while he makes everyone believe that they are playing important roles too
How many Mahabharata characters like these have you seen in your office?