USP’s Graduate School of Business hosts its first “Meet the Leaders” Forum
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USP’s Graduate School of Business hosts its first “Meet the Leaders” Forum.
The Graduate School of Business
(GSB) within the School of Business and Management (SBM) hosted its first ‘Meet the Leaders” forum on Thursday, 25 February 2021. The speaker for the Forum was Dr. Anirudha Bansod, CEO of Post Fiji PTE Limited.
Dr. Bansod hosted a panel discussion and spoke on topics such as human resource management, organisational behavior and marketing. The panel further explored overall business perspectives and challenges that businesses encounter.
Discussing resource management strategic issues, Dr. Bansod spoke about the selection process, its effectiveness and its impacts on employees and their future. He explained staff retention strategies and how employees perform in large organisations. He further spoke about the PMS system at Post Fiji which is aligned to the strate¬gic goals of the organisation, remarking on its usefulness and positive impact on employees.
Dr. Bansod went on to accentuate the effectiveness of a good research and marketing plan. He highlighted the significance and effectiveness of market research and the use of a marketing plan during the COVID-19 pandemic to create value for customers. He also stressed the importance of communication, team work, motivation and moral support at your place of work.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact with numerous economic implications,” said Dr Bansod. “Nonetheless, Post Fiji had been able to preserve its workforce and sustain the organisation,” he said.
According to the Chief Executive Officer, at Post Fiji, the pandemic caused extraordinary challenges. Dr. Bansod described how they had to rapidly change and adapt to the evolving situations. Traditionally, Post Fiji specialises in postal and courier services; but after the pandemic it has now had to diversify its services into selling groceries to maintain its operational and financial sustainability.
The pillars of success for Post Fiji are its workers’ passion towards work, their sincerity, the use of critical analytical skills, team work and attitude towards work.
Head of the School of Business and Management, Professor Gurmeet Singh said he was grateful to Dr Bansod for his valuable time to speak to the students and highlighting such important points that was not only relevant to the GSB and the MBA curriculum, but it helped enhance the learning capability of students. His presentation also served as a source of empowerment towards the audience in attendance. The Forum was attended by GSB staff and current MBA students.
Professor Singh described the Forum as a colossal success, especially with the feedback received that indicated the effectiveness and usefulness of the discussions.
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