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NG’OMA—We are moving from time based to output-based performance

By Kondwani Mhone:

Industry players and market leaders have been urged to adopt changes in the world of work or risk losing out on business.

Nico Group Managing Director Vizenge Kumwenda made the call on Friday at a day-long management training for chief executive officers and human resource (HR) managers hosted by the Institute for People Management Malawi (IPMM).

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He made the sentiments in reference to changes in world of work in the wake of the Covid pandemic where most businesses are greatly affected.

The training was aimed at equipping participants with skills on remaining afloat in business amid the volatility brought about by the pandemic.

Addressing the participants, Kumwenda said as approaches to work evolve, managers are duty-bound to spearhead efficiency in productivity among staff members.

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“The changes including working remotely have forced everyone to switch the approach to work and doing business. The pandemic has affected everyone negatively in general but we still have to find ways of remaining competitive” Kumwenda said.

IPPM President Godwin Ng’oma said managers are left with no option but to evolve with time.

“We have not done so much conclusive study on the matter, but what we can see is the negative effect of the pandemic. But by and by we are moving from time-based to output-based performance,” he said.

IPMM is a membership body of human resource practitioners and people management fraternity which was established in 1984.

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