Awards Show Appreciation of Employees [opinion]

| April 28, 2015

It is important to put the right attitude into action to achieve the desired and unsurpassed results, says Business Services Manager for Debswana-Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM), Mr Bryan Makhwaje.

Speaking during Boteti Sub-district prize giving ceremony on April 23, Mr Makhwaje, who held that the occasion marked a significant milestone in the appreciation of employee’s service to the nation, implored individuals to rekindle their enthusiasm and put the right attitude into action to achieve best and desired results.

He underscored that superior performance started with attitude and explained that attitude directly influenced actions. “It is indeed true that your attitude determines your altitude,” he asserted, adding that equally one had the latitude to choose attitude.

Some of the numerous aspects for one to address in pursuit of excellence he said were teach and learn, be humble, be bold, tackle challenges and have full accountability without any excuses.

Acting director of Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM), Dr Theophilus Mooko hailed the sub-district for organising the award ceremony saying that it was consistent with Performance Based Reward System (PBRS) which the government introduced a few years back.

Also, Dr Mooko said such occasions were critical to enhance service delivery as employees would be motivated and ultimately the level of motivation would result in tangible benefits for the clients.

The DPSM acting director further stated that government had introduced ’employee of the month’ initiative with effect from April.He said their expectation was for supervisors across all ministries to identify employees who qualify for the award on a monthly basis the employee of the month, he said would for now be confined to employees from grade D1 and below.

As the employer, he said they were focused on building a harmonious working environment and recognizing employees for their commitment and productivity was very important.

Further, he said the customer service survey exercise was rolled out to ministries last month to enable the public to give feedback on the quality of service offered to them. The exercise he said would help to identify weakness and also identify star performers.

Dr Mooka aid Debswana had demonstrated the reality of the theme ‘enhancing superior performance through private sector partnership’ by sponsoring the event as such he thanked OLDM management and staff for their support.

He also applauded the management in the sub-district for best practice in human resource by offering both monetary and non-monetary rewards to employees.

“The recognition may not be monetary, but it boosts intrinsic motivation,” Dr Mooko stated.

For his part, Boteti assistant council secretary, Mr Christopher Maramba promised acting DPSM boss that as ‘team Boteti’ they would be a model of excellence and were determined to reduce the turnaround times to improve their standards.ZMeanwhile, on the day, 31 best performers from the ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the ministry of Lands and Housing, the ministry of Agriculture and the ministry of Education and Skills Development were rewarded with prize money ranging from P500.00 to P2000.00, together with certificates.

OLDM invested over 40,000.00 towards the awards.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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