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NIM to workers: Treat difficult bosses as clients

NIM to workers: Treat difficult bosses as clients

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Nigerian workers have been advised to treat difficult bosses as clients that have to manage as this is a way to ensure safety in their jobs.

This was the submission of Dawn Delke, President, American University of Nigeria, at the 2018 Management Day Lecture of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) in Victoria Island, Lagos, on Monday.

According to Delke, who was guest lecturer with the theme “Imagining 2019: The New World of Work and Personal Effectiveness’’, there is need for establishment of good relationships and understanding between bosses and their subordinates to achieve management excellence in any organisation.

Delke noted that “56% of workers claim their boss is mildly or highly toxic. 75% of workers say their boss is the most stressful part of their workday, 50% of workers have left a job to get away from the boss at some point in their career.

She stated that teamwork is the bedrock for success in an organization.

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“We are hired for our hard skills, but then fired for lack of our soft skills. It, therefore, behoves on all to identify and develop soft skills that would boost our personal effectiveness.

“We see ourselves based on our potential, but others see us based on our performance,’’ Delke pointed out.

On his part, President and Chairman of NIM, Professor Olukunle Iyanda, said that the  Management day is set aside to appreciate service, integrity, and efficiency, projecting into the future

In his words “Management Day provides us a platform to propagate the ideals of service, integrity, accountability, and efficiency as tenets of the Management profession.

It is also a day to appreciate the Nigerian Manager and their contributions to the development of the profession and the nation.

Speaking on the aim of the 2018 celebration, Iyanda said “This year’s Management Day Lecture looks ahead to the future of the world of work, analysing the impacts of advanced technologies like automation, robotics and artificial intelligence on how we work, where we work and the skills we need to work.

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