Lagos State Government has emphasised the need for teamwork and workplace synergy for the attainment of corporate goal and realization of government’s vision.
The Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson-Oke made this known at the opening session of a two-day training on ‘‘Leadership Successes Through Synergy: Maximizing Performance In Public Sector Management’, organized by the Ministry for senior government officials.
He said that the training represents the commitment of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to fully assist the State Civil Service to value the attainment of strategic objectives of government and the effectiveness of institutions of the Lagos State Civil Service.
“This training programme is designed to run across all the MDAs of the State Government concurrently such that all the sectors of government would feel the impact of the exercise and ultimately make the goals of government realizable across board”, he said.
The Commissioner disclosed that the various training exercise embarked upon by the present administration since inception had positively impacted in the overall output of the staff.
In his words, “If you visit most Ministries, Departments and Agencies, you would observe that the staffs are enthusiastic with their duties. The State employees have been showing more commitment because they have been motivated for optimal performance which has resulted in efficient service delivery and productivity”.
The Commissioner expressed the belief that participants at the end of the training would appreciate the value of synergy and teamwork for maximum organizational performance as against the belief that synergizing leads to low self-esteem or means that an individual’s idea is inferior to the ideas of others.
The Director of Training in the Ministry, Mr. Aruna Ayodeji said that the state government, apart from building visible infrastructure, places premium on its officials who are also key drivers of the visible infrastructure.
Reiterating the popular saying that, “To whom much is given, much is also expected”, Ayodeji charged participants to use the knowledge acquired through the training to influence others.