As part of the efforts and goals of the Provost, Dr. Adekoya Owosibo of Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology (FCAH&PT), Moor Plantation, Ibadan; to promote optimum results among employees, a 3-Day Executive Management Retreat was organised in collaboration with Human Resource Consultancy organization .
Speaking at the training was the College Provost, Dr. Adekoya Owosibo, who enjoined the Management Team to reciprocate the Federal Government gesture of the training by effectively putting the training in practice.
In his word during the training workshop, “I call on all members present in this training to pass the legacy to other officers in the college because I cannot do it alone,” he admonished.
The training programme theme: Managing Government Employees for Optimum Results, which lasted for 3 Days started on March 1st to 3rd at Mount Carmel Resort Centre, Ifewara, Osun State, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
In a chat with CEOAFRICA, the Animal Scientist reiterated that ‘team work’ is important as it is not good to work alone; adding that team work motivates goals to be achieved and keeps the team going forward.
In his training delivery session, Dr. Ojuade Gideon Adebayo of Step By Step International Consultancy Limited, defined a team as simply a group of people working towards a common goal. He added that team building can be referred to as an ongoing process that helps a workgroup evolves into a cohesive unit.
Speaking on the aims and objectives of team building, he mentioned that the team productivity and creativity will increase; there will be higher levels of trust and support; policies and procedures will be operated better; and there will be good communications with participants as team members and individuals.
On the need of building a strong and virile team, considering employee’s ideas and values; awareness of employee’s unspoken feelings; the act of harmonizing; being clear when communicating; and encouraging trust and cooperation among employees.
According to Dr. Ojuade Gideon Adebayo, the executive management retreat was geared towards promoting maximum results among employees to help them cultivate the habit of thinking outside the box to explore new ways to further improve employee well-being and resolving ongoing conflicts.
On the other hand, the tips to handle difficult employees are – criticizing the behaviour of the employee; document the problematic behaviour being consistent; working with the employee to come up with solution and listening to the employee’s feedback.
The erudite professor stressed on tactics to improve employee relations as he mentioned that offering career development, help career employees to be happy, improve communication, setting the tone from first day as first impression matter, adding that providing positive feedback more often than not is another crucial way to manage government employees to give positive results.
The training had the presence of the participants; Olayinka Ayodele Olakunmi, Odetola Olubayo Michel, Okekunle Sade Olawumi, Adedamola Adediwura Deborah, Dr. Owosibo Adekoya Olamide, Dr. Osadiya Adeniyi, Femi Banjoko, Dr. Grace Oyinola Alonge, Dr. Chidi Okepeze, Mrs Popoola Oluyomi, Dr. O Ofalola, Jolaiya Nathaniel, Adegbile Olajumoke, Akinshe Gafar Abiodun, Dr. Omolara Jemimah Gazele, Veneberable Babatope J. David, Drnworgu Friday, Dr. Ogunleke Funmilayo, Dr. Agboutale Agnes Omoneimi, Olufunmilayo Adejuiwi, Alhaja Yusuf Akeem Adebayo, Dr. Folasde O. Ajasin, R.A Salko, Arilesere J.I, Salawu Mary E., Odukoya Sesan O., Ajayi Olusina, Ayodeji J.O, S.M.A Shittu, John O., Dr (Mrs) Olusipopo Oyetola, Dr. A.T Adeoye, Banjoke Esther B(Mrs), Odukoya Mgechikanma, Dr. Adekunle Olayinka.
In alignment with the college desires to ensure that the members are properly trained so that they can better discharge their duties in the college. Recall that in February, FCAH&PT organised a 3-day training for staff on administrative processes in ensuring enhancement and improvement of productivity.