Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Bode Agoro, at the weekend, charged the Directors of Administration and Human Resources in the State Public Service to always endeavour to apply emotional intelligence in relating with the workforce to get the best performance out of everyone towards the realisation of their MDAs’ set goals and objectives.
Agoro made the pronouncement at the Year 2023 Three-Day Retreat with the theme, “Transforming the Admin and Human Resource Cadre Through Strategic Reorientation, Mindset and Culture Change for Effective Service Delivery”, organised by the state government
for the Directors of Administration and Human Resources in the State Public Service.
Speaking further at the event held at the Jubilee Chalet, Epe, Lagos State, the HOS maintained that the Directors should not forget that today’s work environment comprised five different generations, which are Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennia and Generation Z (Gen Z), adding that the different generations have different orientations, which means that HR professionals, should endeavour to always apply emotional intelligence in relating with them to get the best performance for optimal results.
Earlier in her address, the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, Mrs. Sunkanmi Oyegbola noted that the importance of the retreat was to provide an opportunity for the Directors of Administration and Human Resource Cadre in the Lagos State Public Service to learn and relearn new things that will help them improve and have a growth mindset as Directors in the service.
She reiterated that the retreat programme shall be continuous as this will provide participants with an avenue to network among themselves.
Also in her address, the Director, Service Matters, Mrs. Bopo Oyekan-Ismaila emphasised that 109 Directors of Administration and Human Resources, were selected from various Ministries, Department and Agencies of Government across the State, adding that they were all trained to sharpen their skills and broaden their knowledge.
She thereby appreciated the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for approving the training.
One of the participants at the retreat and the Director, Welfare Matters, Public Service Office, Mr. Richard Ogbe, appreciated the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for allowing the Directors of Admin and Human Resource Cadre to unlearn, learn and relearn about new trends in human resource strategies.
He stressed further that during the retreat, they were all able to get acquainted with all forms of human resource managerial skills which will enable them to perform effectively and efficiently in their respective MDAs.