Public Servants, particularly those in the services of the Lagos State Government, must be result-oriented if they are to contribute effectively to the development of a workforce that will continue to surmount the challenges of making Lagos a smart model megacity.
Making this assertion on Monday during the opening of a three-day online workshop titled, “Managing to Get Results”, specially designed for the management staff of the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC), the Director-General of the Public Service Staff Development Centre (PSSDC), Dr. Senukon Olufunmi Ajose-Harrison, stated that result-oriented performance and work synergy are two critical tenets the public servant must hold dear in an effort to deliver citizen-centred services.
Ajose-Harrison further stated that as a vital part of management, effective work involves the utilisation of human and material resources to achieve predetermined goals, adding that “the effective worker is the one who is able to harness and deploy financial and material resources as well as work with others in a team to achieve results”.
Speaking further, the Director-General said the work of government is done by Public Servants, who must work collaboratively to provide goods and services to the citizenry, noting that officers must be dynamic and aware that changing work requirements and environmental realities demand an unwavering commitment to service excellence, particularly in the 21st Century.
While appreciating the management of LSDPC for its continued trust in PSSDC, Ajose-Harrison stated that the three-day online workshop was designed to raise awareness and understanding of how Public Servants can improve their performance and add value to organisational profitability, stressing that the workshop will share concepts and use practical examples to give insights on the use of personal power and influence to achieve innovative work solutions and organisational results.
He urged participants to fully partake in all sessions to benefit from the wealth of experience of the PSSDC facilitators, admonishing them to serve humanity diligently, through their various offices, while utilising the knowledge acquired during the workshop.
“It is only when you do this, and faithfully manage and execute that which is committed into your hands, that you will have justified the expenditure of public resources in providing this learning and development intervention”, the Director-General said.