The need for employees to continually upgrade their skills and proficiencies to advance their careers has once more being stressed.
Olusoji Odukoya, acting registrar/chief executive, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) while speaking at the 2013 ICAN staff long service award ceremony in Lagos recently said organisational dynamics are evidence of progress and change is a progressive ingredient for any organisation.
Odukoya pointed out that the world is now operating a knowledge economy where activities take place at the speed of thought, adding that to remain relevant employees must constantly adapt to change in the environment. He called on employees in every organisation to be entrepreneurs in their assigned functions by exceeding expectations of employers and constantly delivering value.
The registrar, while commenting on the roles that employees play in the overall development of any organisation insists that any organisation that intends to make progress must recognise the importance of human capital that contributes to the productive capacity of such organisation.
Odukoya further said that ICAN recognises the invaluable contribution of its staff and that is the reason the body publicly recognises and rewards invaluable contributions and excellent service delivery rendered by highly esteemed staff.
He maintains that to remain the leader in accounting profession, ICAN members must strive to maintain the leading edge.
He congratulated staff members who received the long service award for their contribution to the body for the past 25, 20 and 15 years respectively for their milestone achievements .