Lagos State Government has urged its civil servants to improve on strategic assets of technical, administrative and human behavioural skills to transform the workforce to a more dynamic, effective and efficient crop of public servants.
The Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson Oke described human capital resources as strategic assets that bring competitive advantages to organizations through effective managerial and organizational prowess.
Oke, who was speaking at a training session on ‘Managerial Skills And Personal Effectiveness’, organized in conjunction with Messrs Human Capital Management and Solution Limited in Ikeja said that it was time for the workforce to embrace self-development for the actualization of the State’s corporate goals.
The Commissioner noted that individual and organizational goals can be fast-tracked through leadership attributes demonstrated by institutional managers in the Lagos State Public Service with the bottom-to-top approach of operation.
Benefits of possessing leadership attributes cited by Oke include increased productivity, teamwork, increased employee engagement, effective managerial leadership style and caution in decision making.
The Commissioner charged civil servants to ensure they have clearly-defined missions that are relevant to the needs and aspirations of their stakeholders which will in return give necessary encouragement to envisage the attainment of defined missions.
Oke expressed confidence that the State public service will make rapid progress and exponential growth through the development of managerial potentials of staff to improve the skill-set of performance, hence, making no problem too complicated or humongous to confront.