For every nation of the world- small or great- sustainable development is non-negotiable. Several factors are known to be responsible for national development, which also serve as indicators of socio-economic growth. Without a doubt, technology, productivity and innovation, just to mention a few, are visible ingredients of development.
Regardless of the industry or profession, the average worker’s introspection relates to issues like “What is my role in national development? What more can I contribute towards the sustainability of my country?” while different industries require different skillset, the abiding values that have built and sustained economies through the ages- whether ancient Egypt, Greece or Babylon, or Great Britain, Germany or Japan- remain punctuality to work or point of duty, exercise of civic duties, being law abiding, consistent productivity etc.
For a conscientious or visionary worker, the quest for national development challenges him further on the need to add more skills, get more education or training, take on more tasks, etc. And in this digital age, one cannot escape the necessity for technological and digital skills that will drive productivity and enhance one’s ability to contribute their quota to the development of the nation.
It is imperative to note that productivity is the primary role of the workforce, even though government is charged with the responsibility of making laws and policies and creating an enabling environment for national development. The question to the employee, therefore, is “How much efforts are my putting in to improve my productivity as it relates to my country’s development?”