Jamaica: Jamaica’s first mutually owned commercial bank- JN Bank’s Manager- Dr Ransford Davidson, declared that the new work from home model is the future of the work, adopted by many organisations of Jamaica amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the world.
Dr Davidson also encouraged the organisations to adopt this new ‘Work from home’ model as his own organisation – The Jamaica N ational Group has installed a permanent work from home for almost 70 percent of its employees.
Davidson was speaking recently at the finals of the ‘All-island administrative professional and boss of the year for 2021 to 2022’ competition, under the theme: ‘Navigating Beyond Barriers’, conducted via Zoom platform.
Dr Davidson pointed out and said, “As we can all relate, the past year has caused us to navigate in ways we never needed to before, because of obstacles the COVID-19 pandemic has created for us. We experienced the sudden transformation of the workplace, as we were thrust into a new mode of operation facilitated by communication technologies. This, as we sought to work in a safer environment to reduce our exposure to the virus,”
Adding to this he told, “The covid-19 pandemic has left us into the future of work. While many have adopted it, some are yet to do so. The quicker we adjust to this new arrangement is the better our chance of survival.”
JN Bank manager also informed
that many of his employees had related that they are more productive in work from home. Many JN Bank customers had also welcomed the opportunity to use the institution’s online banking platform.
Dr Davidson further asked the Jamaicans to take advantage of this opportunity and enhance their skills and productivity while sitting at home.
He stated, “This time of crisis requires that you navigate beyond barriers to reskill and upskill so you can be more proficient at what you do and be able to take on greater responsibilities and even opportunities.”
Meantime in the competition -Dr Derrick Deslandes of Portland is been named All Island Boss of the Year 2021-2022, while Julian Watson Pink, from St Ann, selected as runner-up of All Island Boss of the Year. The title of All Island Administrative Professional of the Year is given to Sejae Burey of St Ann while the Kingston chapter was named runner-up All Island Administrative Professional of the Year.