About 50 senior managers representing the employees of Meridian Port Services (MPS) have held a one-day seminar to explore the upcoming challenges going into the new era of MPS and guide the development of company’s business strategy which in turn will chart the terrain and map the way forward.
Organized under MPS’ Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Samara, the agenda was composed of various sequences of workshops, combining meaningful brainstorming-sessions with aspirational lectures about leadership.
Following a welcome by the CEO and an ice-breaker exercise conducted by the event organizers, the management team were seated in groups per department to hold roundtable discussions.
Facilitated by Mark Nolet, the Port Project Director, each group were requested to independently identify and list the various departmental Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
After reviewing each department core SWAT analysis, The CEO and the Head of transition, Cyrille Lemee, rearranged the team and seated them in groups as representatives of pre-identified Port Stakeholders; the teams were asked to debate & list the various Stakeholders’ expectations from MPS and the perspectives on Terminal 3.
During the workshop, MPS managers were asked to choose the personality they feel best incarnate MPS. One of the favourite answers was Dr Kwame Nkrumah and this in itself demonstrates how much MPS’ and Tema Port history and success is part of Ghana.
Guided by our communication consultants, the team were engaged in discussions on the key elements of the brand behind the new MPS and many interesting thoughts were picked (The hub for opportunities, Opportunities dock here, Pushing maritime boundaries, The Port of choice etc.). Later, thoughts were crystallized and the new MPS corporate signature was chosen to be “We connect, you thrive”.
The CEO who presented the company’s vision, mission, actions, personality and commitment articulated the vision of Ghana as a cutting-edge nation and thriving to become a world-class actor through MPS shareholders whom are on a mission to deliver world-class maritime efficiency and become the first port of call in Africa and a hub for the international shipping.
He further reflected on MPS endeavours to accommodate larger vessels and improving cargo handling services with an increased port capacity, safety and efficiency.
The CEO described MPS core personality as Transparent, Innovative, Competitive, Unique, Committed to Efficiency and Excellence.
“We believe in sustainable development which creates a knock-on effect on people and economy with a positive impact on the environment. We are focused on boosting staff knowledge, skills, promotion (personal growth) and direct jobs creation and we will continue to invest in the type of Corporate Social initiatives that will positively impact society at large” Mr. Samara Said.
The CEO paid an important tribute to his team’s talents.
Capable of transitioning changes and transferring skills to business partners and service providers.
“Today, we have the best people working on the best technologies existing in our industry globally. I am so proud of you and of having Ghanaian managers training other Ghanaian workers….”
“…..From what has arisen from this great day, I think we all have stepped into the new MPS era. I share a great feeling of pride for what is being conducted and to see such a project blooming. I thank you a lot foryour collective intelligence and binding to our company vision. I am looking forward to beginning this new amazing journey.” Mr. Mohamed Samara noted.
By: citinewsroom.com |Ghana