Rewards Motivate Employees

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is need to reward good performance in order to increase productivity in the workplace, the South East District Health Management Team (SEDHMT) head of corporate services, Ms Ellen Rannoba has said.

Speaking at the SEDHMT’s first annual awards programme in Ramotswa on November 14, she said that rewarding employees for their hard work motivates them to put extra effort in their work knowing that their hard work was being noticed.

For his part, Mr Majingo Majingo of Kagiso Senior Secondary School noted that tolerance and appreciation builds team work. He cited respect, self-realisation, being humble and having botho as qualities that make up a team adding that without these there were no chances of having a g team.

Furthermore, Mr Majingo said that awarding gifts to employees was one way of encouraging individuals and institutional excellence in health services. “All this was done to persuade both the individual and institutions to work hard,” he said.

He also noted that the gesture would identify and reward significant achievements and contributions of employees as well as recognising outstanding innovation and success. He however urged those that did not receive awards not to despair but rather be motivated to work harder next year.

“You are important, you gave those who received awards competition to be where they are, keep working harder next time it will be you,” said Mr Majingo. However Bamalete Luthren Hospital (BLH)’s Dr Joram Mubaiwa added that the annual award ceremony was not for the winners only but aancement to better healthcare.

The SEDHMT nursing superintendent Ms Agnes Nfila urged employees and their management to always ask God to give them wisdom in their daily life and in decision making. She said, “it is not the size of a gift but the fact that someone managed to recognise their hard work that should brighten their faces.”

Participating in the competition were Otse,Taung,Mogobane Lesetlhana Siga clinics, St Condrads and BLH. About 27 awards were given to deserving individuals and health facilities for their dedication and Lesetlhana Clinic came first as the best facility and best project winning two trophies.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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