Effective Administration Boosts Organizational Performance
The immediate past Registrar, Covenant University, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, has said that the performance of any organization is hinged on effective and efficient administrative processes.
He made this known in a presentation titled, “Work Ethics, Governance Structure and Administrative Process,” at the ongoing 2015/2016 Executive Advance with the theme, “Innovation, Product Development and Nation Building: Impetus for the Attainment of Vision 10:2022,” on Monday, August 3, 2015.
Dr. Oludayo noted that work ethics is a guide that enables people meet expectations of an organization and derive satisfaction for self. “It is the expression of compliance with corporate values and philosophy,” he said.
He added that work ethics is a moral principle upon which responsibilities are discharged in any given assignment. He highlighted work ethics focus areas related to the University. These include spirituality, attendance, character, appearance, attitude, productivity, cooperation, organizational skills, communication and respect.
Dr. Oludayo also emphasised the need to adhere to the Core Values of the University, which include Spirituality, Possibility Mentality, Integrity, Capacity Building, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice, noting that they are guiding principles that dictate everyone’s actions. He added that the Core Values are signposts of what is tolerable and abominable as well as determine compliance to corporate goals.
He recommended the laying of solid foundation for management oversight, structuring of every administrative task to add value, promotion of ethical and responsible decision making, respect for the rights of all, encouragement of enhanced performance, fair and responsible remuneration as well as recognition of the legitimate interest of all stakeholders, among others for good governance in the University.
The immediate past Registrar asserted that good administration must maintain comprehensive and accessible records, guide against assumptions based on precedence, check administrative drift, and promote effective communication among others. He, therefore, advised that all hands must be on deck to achieve good administration.