NPO boosts leadership dev’t efforts

By Filane Mikee Cervantes

December 14, 2018, 5:14 pm

MANILA -- The National Printing Office (NPO) on Friday culminated its five-month management training program to boost the leadership of its executive ranks in support of its plans for organizational change and development.

NPO Director Francisco Vales Jr. led the recognition and pinning ceremony for around 60 participants of the “Leaders Capacity Building and Strategic Planning” at the agency’s headquarters at Edsa corner NIA North Road, Diliman in Quezon City.

In his speech, Vales highlighted the need to introduce necessary changes within the organization to remain relevant and responsive to the demand for quality printing products and client satisfaction.

“There is really a need for us to change for the betterment. To be efficient, productive and responsive to the printing needs of the public means to change our old ways of thinking and habits which compromises the results that we need to deliver,” Vales said.

The six-module leadership workshop is in line with the NPO’s Roadmap Vision 2020 aimed at propelling the agency to greater heights by expanding its services and strengthening its internal system even while continuing to uphold the integrity of public service.

The main objectives of the workshop is to present the NPO’s overall direction to employees and stakeholders; review and update its vision and mission, goals and core values; and power up its leaders.

The final output is the formulation of a three-year strategic plan for the different divisions of the NPO.

The following are the agenda of the NPO, which is geared toward organizational change and development: 1) to continue to promote NPO’s distinct brand of quality service with a professional and capable workforce that is fully committed towards change; 2) to continue to uphold the brand of the NPO as a reliable partner in development as it expands its market base and partnership with other printers; 3) to continue with the joint venture opportunity to reinforce NPO’s capability and enlarge its operations by infusing resources with the private printers; 4) to strengthen NPO’s own base -- its internal capability and capacity as an organization to respond with dynamism to change; 5) to work further in strengthening NPO’s operation to be more economical, efficient and effective; 6) to increase revenue growth and find ways to maintain an efficient internal control system to safeguard resources from wastage, ensure that information within the organization are reliable and uphold the value of participation and partnership among and within the people in the workplace. (PNA)