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General News of Wednesday, 11 December 2019


VRA HR boss schools business leaders

Director of Human Resource at the Volta River Authority, Dr. Stella Agyenim-Boateng has charged business leaders to upgrade themselves in their various fields to stay ahead, especially because of the rapid growth in technology.

Delivering a keynote address at the 3rd Graduation of Doctoral and Master’s students of the Nobel International Business School (NiBS) in Accra, Dr. Agyenim-Boateng said with the increase in innovation across all businesses, it is important that business leaders stayed ahead of time.

“The world of work and its workforce is changing with such rapidity that business leaders are left with no option than to triple their steps to be ahead of the game or fizzle out”, she said

This year’s graduation was on the theme “The future of work and workforce”.

According to her advance technology are billed to have extensive influence in the workspace especially because of the introduction of artificial intelligence which has the ability to change the nature of work and create a new man and machine synergy.

“Artificial Intelligence has the capacity to change the nature of work and create a new man and machine synergy. Robots will be seen deployed in many ways to deliver outcomes with minimal human interventions, the huge dependence on technology will then require a paradigm shift from all stakeholders”, she added.

She explained that the current generational gaps in the workforce requires business leaders to sharpen their skills in emotional intelligence and understanding the application of advanced technology to conceptualize alternatives that will require the reconstruction of one’s influence.

Dr. Mrs. Agyenim-Boateng advised business leaders to to keep their eyes on the ball and identify that technological changes, market dynamics, globalization and corporate governance structure, will greatly influence the future work and workforce.

“Due to technology, work will no more be an 8-5 contract but a 24/7 stress”, she reiterated.

Also addressing the graduates, Dr. Hod Anyigba, Ag. Prof. of Economics & Entrepreneurship and the Assistant Academic Dean, DBA Program Director said NiBS has a very flexible part time Doctor of Business Administration program, combined with course work and thesis and writing in an innovative modular package.

He added that the circumstances of work and life are changing dramatically and as such doctoral education must also change with it.

Dr. Anyigba therefore charged the graduates to go out and change the world with what they have been taught.

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