The Institute of People Management Malawi (IPMM) has called on its members and other Human Resources (HR) personnel to rise up and be counted if their input to economic development is to remain relevant.
IPMM Secretary General, Prescott Penjani-Nkhata, made the call during a day-long training workshop the institute organised for its members on Friday in Blantyre.
Penjani-Nkhata said managers remain key custodians of growth of institutions and business. He said their contribution has the potential to turn around the country’s economic fortunes.
Penjani-Nkhata said there was a need for the managers to have a holistic view on impact of their business and management decisions and choices.
“We want to build an HR profession that focuses on its members to become champions in the field. In the corporate world, there are so many aspects that threaten the survival of organisations and HR comes in as key in managing risks,” Penjani- Nkhata said.
He said in line with HR standards to drive profitability and efficient service delivery, there is room for players to contribute towards the national development agenda.
One of participants at the workshop, Lovemore Ngoma, touted knowledge acquired through the training, saying there is hope to further boost their effectiveness and efficiency.
“It [the workshop] is reminding us the very tasks that we do and it is an eye opener to have a project management mindset,” Ngoma said.
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