Barbadians frustrated, yet stay in unsatisfying jobs – Chamber President urges Businesses to embrace Change to rescue Barbados

The President of BCCI: the Barbados Chamber Of Commerce & Industry laments the lack of desire for most Bajans to welcome new approaches and different concepts to carry this country forward, despite sending staff for specialised training to do allegedly do the opposite…

L to R: Lisa Gale (BCCI's Exec. Dir.); Pres. of BCCI, Andy Armstrong; VP Lalu Vaswani & Ex-PM Owen Arthur, MP

Andy Armstrong was delivering a pre-introductory comment before handing over to Owen Arthur, the Chamber’s final keynote for 2011, their next session in early 2012, he juxtaposed how Spain is at 21% unemployment, with 50% of that tally being folk 30 or under, while here in Barbados a similar disillusionment is happening for different reasons…

According to NISE: the National Initiative for Service Excellence, 30% of Bajans polled said they were unhappy where they worked and had no true sense of direction with their employment future.

While lay-off’s are undesirable, he sees them as a conditional necessity {CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK FOR FULL AUDIO};-

One may lose a job but their should be a pledge to ensure the worker is trained to best possible advantage so as to get back into the work-stream as quickly as possible. If an employee is trained to advance in the company then at the very least give them a chance to share their new skills with others and recognise their new aptitudes in this manner.

For too long Barbados pretends to embrace new ways and means of increasing efficiency at work yet shunning the new abilities once confronted with them, the time has come – according to Mr Armstrong – to allow for the old ways to be shelved or modified accordingly.

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