Expectations as discussants offer insights on business, productivity at institute’s confab
by CHUKA UROKO
May 29, 2018 | 6:19 pm| | | Start Conversation
Expectations are high among human resources management professionals and business owners as Institute of Work and Family Integration (IWFI) gathers stakeholders tomorrow for a conference that will be providing insights and solutions for a fulfilled family life and enhanced work productivity.
The conference, already in its fifth edition, will also be providing opportunity for businesses and human resources management practitioners to come together to discuss new trends and challenges in human resources as it pertains to work-life balance and productivity.
It is also expected that the conference, which will be holding at Four Point by Sheraton in Victoria Island, Lagos, will serve as a platform for participants to discuss issues that will go beyond balance to employers implementing friendly policies for better family, better business and better society.
Organizations are, increasingly, recognizing the need to pay close attention to their employee experience in the work place and how that affects their productivity or lack of it. Therefore, there is now a new shift in the human resources space that recognises humanistic management.
Human resources are an organisation’s important asset, meaning that its people that are a means to the end of an organisation’s goal or purpose, say productivity or shareholder value. But none of these, according to Chevalier Charles Osezua, IWFI chairman, addresses the intrinsic value of an employee as a human being, first and foremost, and not as tools.
“The humanistic management approach focuses on the intrinsic value and dignity of employees and how that dignity or lack of it affects the organistion’s bottomline as well as the society at large,” Osezua noted in a statement obtained by BusinessDay.
To discuss the conference theme, ‘Humanistic Management and Employee Experience’, are experts from the academia, public and private sectors. It is expected that the discussants will offer insights on how to engage and adopt the humanistic management approach to business by providing the right employee experience and, in turn, making the work place a more conducive environment for staff.
Helsinki Finland, CEO and Founder, Providentia Limited, is to share his knowledge on ‘Virtuous Leadership and Humanistic Management’, while Udom Inoyo, executive director, Exxon Mobil, president/chairman, governing council, Institute for Personnel Managers (CIPM) will be bringing perspectives from practitioners.
Inoyo will be speaking on ‘Humanistic Management and Employee Experience: Impact on Work and Family’. Franca Ovadje, Founder, Danne Institute for Research, will bring empirical research findings to share on ‘Employee Experience and Meaningfulness at Work: What Research Shows’.
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