Senior members of Accra Technical University have been taken through an orientation programme geared towards the implementation of the ATU Staff Performance Management Policy that will augment productivity and prove effective and transparent mechanism for the measurement of performances of staff in the University.
The programme which took place at the University’s Guest Lodge in the early hours of 17th November 2020 afforded top management officials yet another opportunity to deliberate on issues vital to the development and the realisation of University goals.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Samuel Nii Odai, who opened the programme hammered how instrumental the Policy could catalyse the actualisation of the University’s Strategic Plan when implemented. He mentioned that the success of any organisation is inextricably tied to the capacity and performance of its human resource. Therefore, an effective performance management system is a crucial determinant of the path towards achieving its goals as a University.
“Until now, we have had some forms of staff appraisal but the focus has primarily been for promotions. With this new policy, however, the focus will not be on appraising staff performance for promotion only’’ he revealed to his audience. According to him, the new policy incorporates a complete system of goals, reflections and rewards; they will enable facilities, directorate, departments and teams to do their best.
Senior members were taken through a presentation by the Acting Director, Human Resource and Organisational Development, Mrs. Linda Tometi, on the systematic, transparent and objective ways of appraising their subordinates as well as empowering them to give out their best. The Vice-chancellor admonished members to refrain from using appraisals as punitive measures but know that they have the arduous task to ensure that the best is brought out of their subordinates.
Similarly, he urged senior management members to astutely manage role conflict and ensure they do not escalate to rows and ill-feeling among staff. He was enthused about the policy and revealed his hopefulness of its impact when implemented in the coming days.
By: Directorate of Public Affairs