Permanent Secretaries to lead change
Ministry of Information
Jun 01 |18:30 pm
Instilling positive changes within the public service continues with permanent secretaries progressing their training under the Executive Leadership Program
This morning permanent secretaries commenced their training on “Strategic Change Management” at the Centre for Training and Development at Nasese.
Permanent secretary for the Public Service Parmesh Chand said the executive leadership program was bringing about the culture of change required as part of the public service reforms.
These reforms expected permanent secretaries to lead the change.
“They are heads of ministries and they are in positions of leadership and so given the reforms taking place and this subject in particular change management is important because we have changes taking place every day,” he said.
“And this will provide them with exposure and insights on how to manage change to bring about change for purposes of improving efficiency and productivity as well as sustainable operations.
“Leadership is very much an evolving subject and the roadmap we have including the Peoples Charter for Change Peace and Progress the necessity for effective leadership development so we decided at least to start with permanent secretaries in this instance.”
Wholesale changes are expected across operations of the public service which is being underscored by a need to bring about an efficient, leaner and meaner structure and to save on operational costs.
Examples of some of these changes include:
- Changes in the way civil servants are recruited and trained
- Changes in the way civil servants performances are managed
- Changes in the remunerations structure to ensure that the best and the brightest in the civil service are retained
- Changes in the working conditions for those in the rural and outer areas
- Workplace changes covering automation, process management for the delivery of certain outputs and to improve efficiencies
“We can no longer sacrifice or provide for more resources at a larger cost without seeing how best we can make improvements from within,” Mr Chand said.
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