GEBE trained 140 employees on St. Maarten, Saba and Statia in a high performance workplace awareness workshop throughout the months of December and January as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to improve the company performance and the service of NV GEBE.

The workshops were held on Saba, Statia and St. Maarten respectively during the month of January. The High Performance Workplace Awareness Workshops are the third phase of a total company training and improvement program that began with a management retreat in 2007, followed by training sessions for managers, department heads and supervisors.

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The third phase focuses on the rank and file workers with the goal to transform the culture and empower them to understand the change within the company. The trainings, which are an integral part of the new vision for NV GEBE, were given by Dr. John Cambridge of Productivity Management Associates Inc.

Daniel Maccow of the Billing Department stated that he enjoyed the sessions. "We learned how to work together, how to work more efficiently and to work in a team. Mr. Cambridge is very open and outspoken and gave good examples of other companies." He rated that session a perfect 10.

"I believe this workshop is important for all government owned companies to survive in a competitive environment and avoid becoming obsolete," stated Antonio Brown of the Finance Department, "The training is geared towards bringing the average worker into the decision making process."

"The focus is on working together. All parties of the organization need to work together on reaching solutions and making things happen," agreed Agnes Aventurin of the Finance Department, "I left with a positive feeling and am looking forward to making the change."