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IMPROVING BEHAVIOURS THAT

ARE CONSISTENT WITH


VALCOS CORE VALUES

Mike Abrokwa, VALCO


JULY 2013

CONTEXT
VALCO is an open system/living
organism
VALCO affects and is affected by
what happens in the environment
(explain environment in this
context)
Environment naturally is uncertain
Need to be at pace with changes
in environment so as to maintain
VALCO else the company will decay
because it cannot compete in the
environment

CONTEXT
Team Leaders of VALCO constitute a
key part of the VALCO
organization/entity
Team Leaders must understand:
The effects of what happens
around us - business issues
The need to respond to the things
that are around us how well we
respond, how quickly we respond
will make us stay on top or implode
Failure to respond to environment
will make VALCO irrelevant

MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVE

Our leadership is
determined:
To come out of current
situation

To move organization
forward

PROGRAMME
OBJECTIVES
1. To heighten the awareness of
participants regarding the
current challenges
2. To help employees to positively
adjust their thinking and
behaviours to overcome the
challenges of VALCO in
particular during this survival
period.
3. To assure and prepare our
minds of the hope for the future

WHY WOULD
ORGANIZATIONS DIE?
Failure to treat the organization as an open
system i.e. inability to adopt to changes in
environment
Lack of proper planning and long term view
Lack of sense of direction
Poor performance systems (Negative
cultures, lack of innovation)

Internal Force
(for, against, causing change)

Positive
Discharge

Negative
Discharge

Gradual
realization by
some of us
that business
can no longer
be the same

External Force
(for, against, causing change)

Strong
resistance to
appreciate
need for
change
Resentment
against change
agents

INTRODUCTION
It is a strategic staffing imperative
for high-performing organizations to
engage employees (talents) who
function in the fourth (4th) quartile
relative to the following key success
(performance) drivers:
Basic Intelligence/Cognitive
Ability relative to chosen
Trade/Profession
Personality Traits/Attributes or
Competencies
Commitment to Organisation

THE IDEAL EMPLOYEE


PROFILE

The Ideal Employees intelligence and cognitive


ability levels could be established through aptitude
and other test methods as well as by inspection of
their verifiable academic and professional records.
Qualifying ex-employees are exempt from these
tests.
Once the above first major hurdle is cleared, the
Ideal Employee must satisfy soft factors in the
area of Personality Traits/Attributes, Competencies
and Cultural Alignment. The employees success
in this arena will need to be established through
Behavioural Interviews conducted by Trained
Interviewers

HOW CULTURE SUPPORTS


OUR BUSINESS

Management collaboration and teamwork


Improved communication
Commitment to a shared future vision
Commitment to shared understanding of
our values
Improved decision-making capabilities
Increase in commitment to attain strategic
change initiatives
Enhanced leadership and managerial
effectiveness
Improved competitive advantage
Enhanced efficient
operational processes
VALCO

CULTURAL ALIGNMENT
Understands, accepts, and
is committed to living the
shared Organizational
Vision and its Core Values.
Has a track record of
unwavering loyalty to the
Organisation VALCO,
previous workplace, school,
etc) and what it stands for,

RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY


Has a track record of
genuine recognition of the
authority of the
Organisation and its
Officers. Always seeks to
have issues/conflicts
resolved in the prescribed/
orderly fashion. Is an
embodiment of respect in

PASSION FOR
EXCELLENCE
Has good understanding of
how business operates with
particular reference to the
limited nature of
organizational resources and
the need for prudent
allocation of such resources.
Has a matured view of the
organisation as a partner
which deserves his/her best

CREDIBILITY AND
RELIABILITY
Is honest and trustworthy. Can be
counted on to do what he/she says
will do or has to do.

ATTITUDE OF CAN DO
IT, WILL DO IT
Is honest and trustworthy. Can be
counted on to do what he/she says
will do or has to do.

VALUE FOR TALENT


Understands, accepts, and is
committed to living the
shared Organizational Vision
and its Core Values. Has a
track record of unwavering
loyalty to the Organisation
VALCO, previous workplace,
school, etc) and what it
stands for, challenges
notwithstanding

UNDERSTANDING OF
BASIC BUSINESS
KNOWLEDGE AND
STRATEGY DIRECTION

Has good understanding of how


business operates with particular
reference to the limited nature of
organizational resources and the need
for prudent allocation of such
resources. Has a matured view of the
organisation as a partner which
deserves his/her best contributions at
all times in return for a fair reward.

ADAPTABLE TO CHANGE
AND CHANGE AGENT
Recognizes change as a
way of life. Is quick to
recognize change and
strives to adapt (as well as
help others) adapt quickly
to such changes for the
good of the Organisation
and all stakeholders.

HIGH ACHIEVER
Has a track record of
consistently high
performance in previous
school and/or work life
experience(s). Is creative
and finds innovative and
better ways of getting his
work done legitimately

HIGH SAFETY
STANDARDS
Demonstrates in word and deed
that Safety of the individual and
equipment is as important as
actual operations. Will not cut
corners to attain production
targets at the expense of his
safety, that of others or
operating equipment

TEAM PLAYER
Believes individual
achievement is good, but
Team accomplishment is
better Goes the extra mile
to make sure that personal
goals feed into the
attainment of the goals of
the larger Team VALCO

POSITIVELY
ASSERTIVE
Has the courage and
candour to express his
viewpoints on issues.
He/she does so in a
decent, courteous, and
additive way that
promotes organizational
goals.

NEEDS BALANCER
Understands the Organisation
has needs just like he/she has.
He/she understands that the
resources of the Organisation
are limited, especially when
same has been communicated.
He/she therefore willingly
empathizes with the
organisation and finds
legitimate alternative ways of

UNDERSTANDS
LEADERSHIP WORK
Understands and is able to do the
Management work of Planning,
Organizing, Leading and Controlling.
Is able and willing to stand up there
in front, making new and creative
things happen. Is an Inspirer. Has a
tenacity of purpose. Is calm in crisis
and good under pressure.
Has a firm grasp of the Strategic
direction of the business. Takes a
broader, long-term, global/world-class
perspective of issues. Is multi-

EFFECTIVE
COMMUNICATOR
Is a promoter of effective twoway communication in the Team
and, an effective Communicator
himself/herself. Is able and
willing to take ownership of
collective organizational
decisions, make them his own
and effectively communicate
same to his/her Team

PEOPLE DEVELOPER
Is quick at identifying and
developing talent.
Encourages and assists in
creating a Learning
Organisation. Develops and
assists in developing a pool
of talent in the Department
and across the Organisation
for effective Succession

Michael Abrokwa
Tel: 0303-200765
Email:
michael.abrokwa@valcotema.com