BY EPHRAIM OSEJI
The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria has urged Human Resource (HR) managers’ and practitioners to remodel leadership lifestyle in their workplaces.
The institute said remodelling the leadership style would create an understanding that diversity makes business sense, which in turn helps management to better appreciate its workforce, and get to know what customers really want.
Having a remodelled leadership in workplace that is not stereotyped will help creates a better profiling base for the organization and to know how best to relate with the market.
Akin Oparison, Keynote speaker and Senior Fellow, Lagos Business School, in his paper presentation, “The Current Challenge of Ensuring Talent and a Future Supply”, at the 26th induction ceremony of institute in Lagos, said, when people are well managed, the bottom-line of the organisation will be significantly be impacted.
According to him, HR must treat people as human and not as tools, with a problem solving mindset.
Udom Inoyo, President/Chairman, Governing Council, CIPM, in his welcome address, said practicing HR in Nigeria comes with enormous responsibilities, either because of a lack of appreciation of what HR is about, the deliberate attempt to wish it away or the enormity of expectations from both employees and management.