The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with district administration on Saturday organised a training programme on ‘Transformational leadership’ for senior government officers of Mysuru district at Hotel Radisson Blu, in the city.
The training programme was sponsored by Automotive Axles and Meritor India. The event included talks by motivational speakers aimed at aiding the participants improve upon their personality development, work life balance, positive attitude, self motivation, public service, time and stress management and brain development skills. Senior government officials from 14 key departments – City Police, Zilla Panchayat, Mysuru City Corporation, MUDA, Taluk Office, RTO, Animal Husbandry, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Revenue Department, Health and Family Welfare, Districts Tahsildars, PWD, Treasury, Assistant Commissioners from Districts and others participated in the daylong programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner D Randeep, said “motivational programmes like this were extremely important especially for the government officials to feel content and maintain a good work life balance. Doing so will help them work and live with a better state of mind.” Stating that employees should never mix or allow work stress and personal issues affect each other, he said “Everyone faces trouble and pressure both, at home and work. Pressure of all kinds is more for the government officials in particular due to various obstacles. However, unlike the employees associated with private sectors who are motivated this way, government officials are often sidelined to solely handle their problems, which is very unfortunate.”
He also called upon the officials to avail their leaves instead of working tirelessly as it affects one’s productivity and state of mind. “Sadly, many think, without their contribution at office, no work will progress and continue to work without taking even a single day’s leave.
“Every government employee is indeed an asset to the government. I appeal to all the employees to concentrate on their health and sanity to perform better at work and to ensure you are maintaining a good work-life balance,” he added.
The DC also called upon the participants to be proud of their jobs without judging the level or status of the work they do, as each one’s contribution to any organisation is of great importance for a progress to take place and added that they should never get de-motivated, instead always take pride in the work they do.
CII Mysuru chairman Dr N Muthukumar told the participants that each one of them should do their job to the best of their abilities to make their customers and public happy, which in turn provides the employee the job satisfaction.
Meanwhile, Nagarathna, an employee from the Agriculture Department, said “programmes like this help us build our confidence and make us work better.”
A senior officer from rural district mentioned “I have been transferred to a remote place to work and was depressed. After attending this session, I am feeling motivated and will work towards thinking out of box and achieve good results in my region.”
The training programme was conducted by V Aswatha Ramaiah, head, Unique Consultants, Bengaluru and M S Raghu, certified master trainer, Neuro Linguistic Programme. Over 70 government officials participated and also gave their feedback on the daylong programme.