The Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultant (CIAMC), Ghana, has marked its third Annual Chief Executive Officers’ (CEOs) breakfast meeting in Accra, with focus on ‘Leading business growth and effective people management’.
The meeting, which was attended by CEOs of various institutions and organisations, had the participants discuss the role of good leadership and management in helping the country to achieve sustainable economic prosperity and growth.
Board Chairman of CIAMC Paul Hammond, in his opening statement, indicated that though Ghana was going through major transformation for the good of businesses and its people, the role of CIAMC should not be underestimated in this respect.
According to him, managing business is critical in economic development, hence, the need to improve leadership and management skills of corporate executives, adding, “Poor leadership and management can erode business profits and ultimately contribute to business failure.”
He mentioned that the challenge the 21st century poses are leadership and management, which include working in an environment of constant change and increasing complexity of organisational structures.
In view of this, he advised that managers must fashion ways to deal with tough economic climate and growing international competition with the use of new technologies.
Mr Hammond encouraged the CIAMC members to take advantage of the rise of social media, work on corporate business transparency, rising demand of customers and environmental resource concerns to enhance their organisations.
The CEO of CIAMC, briefing the gathering on the meeting, said the breakfast was part of the institute’s working experience and professional collaboration programme, which is critical to CEOs’ business management.
He said the mandate of the CIAMC was to educate, conduct professional examination and offer continuous training to administrators.
The CIAMC further issues certificates and practising licence to persons who passed the institute’s examinations and meet the experience requirements.
Dr Ivy Margaret Amoakohene, Head of Department of Communication Studies, University of Ghana, urged the members to place emphasis on communication as a tool for growing their business.
She stated that communication plays a critical role in human endeavors.
By Bernice Bessey/ghanaianchronicle.com.gh