Olufunke Amobi, Country Head, Human Capital, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, has urged workers to embrace the new normal and be mentally active during the COVID-19 lockdown.
She made this known at the Evolution Webinar Series organised by Lagos State Government for its workforce
The theme Tagged: ‘Evolution Series: A New Generation of Public Service,’ was designed to further expand the horizons of civil servants as they continue to observe the stay-at-home directive of the federal government.
Amobi revealed that new behaviours, new technologies, the millennial workforce, mobility and globalisation are the new trends shaping the world of work. Hence, workers must embrace these new realities to be more efficient in doing their work.
In her presentation titled: “Current Trends in the World of Work and Workplace,” she disclosed that there are three products that define the quality of every type of work, which are, the work, the worker and the workplace.
Lauding the efforts of the state government, she said, “The introduction of this kind of programme and policy into the Public Service affirms our readiness to align with current trends in the world.”
Amobi urged the Lagos state government to invest more in new digital activity for its workforce. She also urged participants not to rely solely on their employers to acquire knowledge, but to exploit different opportunities for free online courses, to develop their digital literacy skills.
In her remarks, Mrs Ajibola Ponnle, Honourable Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, said the online training programme was designed to enhance capacity development of the workforce as well as sharpen their skills during the COVID-19 lockdown.