The permanent secretary, Hospitals Management Board of Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria, Dr. Adesanya Ayinde, has urged the Ogun State health workers to be good managers of resources at their disposal as well as be committed in providing efficient health care services, so as to achieve optimum performance in the state’s health sector.
Ayinde gave the charge at a two-day training program organized for medical director, directors and heads of Hospital across the State, held in Abeokuta, Ogun State recently. He explained that team spirit, commitment, and cooperation among hospital staff would result in better performance, which would further improve health care services delivery to the residents of the State. He enjoined them to shun acts capable of jeopardizing efforts aimed at improving the maintenance and functioning of the facilities, imploring them to take full advantage of the training to exhibit best practices in their various facilities.
Ayinde applauded the State government for its untiring commitment at ensuring that health workers in the State acquire new skills on regular basis through training and seminars, saying, the efforts would go a long way in sustaining high standard in government hospitals. The director-general, Public Service Transformation Office, Mr. Jola Oyeneye, while delivering his paper titled, ‘‘Team Work and Team Leadership’’, described teamwork as collaborative efforts to achieve a common goal, emphasizing that cooperation, support, sacrifice, understanding among others, which he listed as good qualities of teamwork, would effectively project government facilities.
He maintained that a good leader must have effective communication and decision making skills, be creative and understand the particular goal of the organization, adding that, motivating people to give their best in achieving the set goal, was also the hallmark of a good leader