Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Media General Group – Ghana’s leading media conglomerate, Beatrice Agyemang, has urged workers around the world to get creative and innovative in what has now become a fast-changing business world.
One of the most respected business and corporate leaders in Ghana, Ms. Agyemang made the call on the occasion of this year’s May Day celebration, a day set aside to commemorate the historic struggles of workers as well as celebrate the gains made by workers over the years.
She highlighted the need for workers to get dynamic and find new ways of doing things now; especially after the key lessons learnt from the new normal we are witnessing, and devastating impacts of the global coronavirus.
“Without a doubt, the global coronavirus has brought various dynamics to doing things now. The question is: what does one need to do to survive the pandemic and keep their business going? In every emergency, there are always people who will not stop at just being compassionate to help others but also use their creativity to assist those around them to survive – and also get their businesses to thrive.
“And we experienced this with the outbreak of coronavirus around the world. Some businesses had to reorganise to start producing sanitisers, personal protective equipment, medical equipment, and that is very commendable,” she added.
In addition, Ms. Agyemang highlighted the need for workers to focus on their work and not unnecessarily get fixated with titles. She considers a strong work ethic as very important for anyone hoping to achieve success in their careers, and also to embrace principles which guide their work behaviour to produce high-quality work consistently.
“I have observed over the years that most people sometimes do not focus on delivering their job and getting the needed results. Rather, they spend all their time concentrating on themselves and working on their personalities – leaving no time to get the work done. In reality, when you do a great job it does reflect on your personality, and the impact is there to speak volumes,” she stated.
Beatrice Agyemang started out as a Broadcast Journalist and News Anchor before becoming the Managing News Editor and then General Manager of Media General TV. She was later promoted to the Chief Operating Officer position, then in September 2018 she was appointed Group CEO.