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Mauritius looks inwards to improve public sector efficiency

Mauritius looks inwards to improve public sector efficiency

The island nation is all set to infuse new life in the public sector with a recently concluded half-day workshop on performance management in state-owned enterprises (SOEs). (Image: opsg.gov.mu)

The island nation is all set to infuse new life in the public sector with a recently concluded half-day workshop on performance management in state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Organized by the Office of the Public Sector Governance (OPSG), in collaboration with the European Union, the workshop aimed to enhance performance in public sector enterprises.

The OPSG noted that in the world marked by globalization and constant technological innovation, it is important that organizations learn to be comfortable with change. This equips change leaders with a competitive edge, while those that refuse to change run the risk of lagging behind.

Around 100 participants comprising top management of public sector enterprises attended the workshop on performance management. The purpose of the forum was to familiarize CEOs and chairpersons of SOEs with the upgrading of the present parastatal information management system with financial modeling producing dashboards. Participants were also exposed to a Readiness Model as a performance measurement tool and taken through leadership aspects of change management.

Performance management is a process by which organizations align their resources systems and employees to strategic objectives and priorities. It can focus on the performance of an organisation, department, an employee or even the processes to build a product, as well as many other areas and includes activities which ensure that goals are consistently being met in an effective and efficient manner.

Michael Mann, a senior expert in Performance Monitoring and Evaluation and Arthur Delabie, an expert in Management of Change from the European Union, were the workshop conveners.

The workshop held yesterday was part of a series of workshops starting July. The first forum centered on the theme ‘Upgrading the Performance of SOEs’.

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