Public Servants in Ogun State have been charged to acquaint themselves with more capacity building programmes, as a way to discharge their duties effectively in the service.
The call was made by a seasoned Administrator from the Industrial Trust Fund (ITF), Mrs. Funmi Coker, in a paper presented during the 2018 third edition of in-house training programme organised by the Ogun State Civil Service Commission in Abeokuta.
Speaking on the topic; ‘’Coaching and Mentoring for Effective Service Delivery in the Civil Service’’, Mrs. Coker said, the benefit of coaching and mentoring is achieved only when there is improvement in the perception of individuals who take on active roles of coaching and mentoring.
Her words: “Coaching is a skilled conversation which enables the client to develop and clarify their goals, desired State, as well as clarifying their current reality, develop idea options to motivate action plans, which will lead to excellent result’’
She added that mentoring is a partnership, in which a mentee is assisted in making significant advances in knowledge, perspective and vision, in order to develop his or her full potentials.
Coker further stated that the mentor’s wisdom would be utilized by the mentee, which in turn would help to enhance new learning and insight.
Howwever, the ITF administrator, outlined some basic factors that could affect results to include failing to communicate effectively, getting involved with individuals personal problems and ignoring performance gaps.
Earlier in his welcome address, the acting Chairman, Civil Service Commission, Alh. Olusoji Olusesi, said it was very important to imbibe through coaching and mentoring into individuals activities, so as to ensure effective performance and efficient delivery.