Sectional Heads and Regional Managers of Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) have expressed their commitment to effectively support the rapid growth of the bank.
The Heads say they are determined to make their departments highly productive to ensure that the bank’s operations remained profitable.
Giving their commitment at a workshop in Accra to train them on best labour practices and Labour –Management Cooperation (LMC), the sectional heads promised to work to enable the bank to achieve its vision of becoming “the most trusted” and profitable banking institution in the country.
More than 100 sectional heads of the bank are attending the two-day workshop being facilitated by the Gamey and Gamey Group, the leading labour management and ADR consultancy firm.
CBG was established in August 2018 by the Bank of Ghana to take over five banks (Sovereign Bank, Royal Bank, The Beige Bank, Construction Bank and Unibank) that were found by the central bank to be experiencing liquidity and corporate governance challenges.
The bank is in the concluding stage of its transition as the technical and human resources from the five defunct banks have been merged.
Ahead of the training for the sectional heads, the Executive Committee Members and Mangers of the bank underwent a similar training to enable them to appreciate how to effectively cooperate with the workers for optimum productivity.
Mr. Austin Gamey, Chief Executive Officer of Gamey and Gamey Group, who led the facilitation, enlightened them on role of the labour union, as well as how to prevent workplace disputes.
He also took them through the application of the Labour Act 2003, Act 651, and urged them to ensure that all their engagements with their subordinates are guided by the provisions in the Act and their Collective Agreement to promote best labour practice.
Mr Gamey encouraged the sectional heads to provide inspirational leadership at their respective units, adding that “quality leadership that inspires is an imperative requirement for managerial success.”
“Quality leadership is non-negotiable at the workplace,” he stressed.
He also urged them support their team members to nurture their talents and effectively build their skills to perform productively, reminding the unit heads that “the failure of your subordinates and team is your failure.”
Touching on abuse against workers, he asked the unit heads to desist from “overloading workers” irrespective of the multiple skills a worker may have.
“People must work as much as they can, but don’t overload them,” he said, explaining that work overload leads to work failure and repetition.
By Edmund Mingle/ adrdaily.com