The Managing Director of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), Dr. Silver Mugisha has urged members of the Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) to advocate for transformation of organizations as a catalyst for excellent performance.
Eng. Mugisha was speaking AT the launch of the Employer of the Year Awards 2019 at Sheraton Kampala Hotel under the theme “Transforming organizations to optimize productivity.”
He urged members to be advocates of change and take the lead in the transformation of their organizations.
“I urge you all to think about news ideas for your organizations during meetings. Most employers spend productive time in refresher courses reminiscing what they have forgotten! Let’s embrace innovative and transformational brainstorming sessions in our organizations. No organisation can move from good to great without undergoing transformation,” he said.
According to Mugisha, great organisations should not just improve staff productivity, they should design enabling tools performance incentive systems, continuous staff development programmes, benchmarking, periodic positive working environment, technology, conducive work environment, motivation among others.
He explained to the audience some of the transformation changes at NWSC that include; technological changes, research and development, enhanced monitoring and evaluation, aligning the organisation values with staff, propagating a culture of continuous improvement, setting up of a strategic direction, a corporate plan constituted a long the balance score card, performance contracts, smart technology for service delivery among others
He said transformation of organisations should have incentive systems linked to qualitative targets, appraise good performers and caution poor performers.
He urged the organisers to exercise high level of professionalism, value proposition, and good corporate governance, appreciate technological changes in innovations and other transformations as they organize the awards.
He said NWSC in a period of 5 years has witnessed radical changes such as:
•Reaching 240 towns of operation from 23, five years ago.
•Customer base has grown from 300,000 customers to now over 615, 0000 customers
•Network length to a tune of 15,000kms
•From 80kms of water mains extensions per year to now over 2000kms of water mains extensions per year
•Grown assets to Shs1.75 trillion from 650 billion among others.
The Employer of the Year Awards are geared towards encouraging decent work through promoting best Human Resource Management/Business practices which in turn enhance productivity, organizational competitiveness and corporate sustainability in the country