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Need to change mind-set

Manasa Kalouniviti
Saturday, February 03, 2018

THE Fiji/US Business Council had their first cocktail event at the Tanoa Plaza hotel on Thursday evening and guest speaker Ashoka Gore of FranklinCovey in Australia spoke on "transition from industrial to knowledge workers".

"In any organisation you can copy their strategies; you can copy their plans, but one thing you cannot copy is their culture," Mr Gore said.

He said most businesses around the world that were successful all the year round were the ones that had a very strong and robust culture.

"They ensured that the staff stayed true to what the company believed in; that's where the success comes from.

"The minute you start chasing after money and forget the culture then you find yourself sliding down the slope," he said.

Mr Gore said he always had a passion for the Pacific and its people and wanted to make sure they succeeded, but there was a need to change the mind-set of people.

Meanwhile, president of the Fiji/US Business Council Himmat Lodhia said the council had always been on the lookout for good international speakers and presenters and this opportunity was provided for all members and business leaders.

"We find speakers such as Ashoka Gore bring a breath of fresh inspiration in leaders and captains of businesses," Mr Lodhia said.

"The presentation certainly lived up to the reputation and a lot of us went home satisfied and inspired with fresh plans."

He said the council aimed to do more presentations in the future.








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