my little exposure to the corporate world, I arrived at this title.
Workshop or workchop; I am sure the essence of some words are losing
value so fast and lots of funds get
sunk into this white Elephant project.
is defined as a seminar, discussion group, that emphasizes exchange of
ideas and the demonstration and application of techniques, skills etc. A
theater workshop; opera workshop. In this context, we can really
imagine how much organizations are expected to benefit when such events
are put together but the result is contrary.
As a Nigerian, we are used to substituting the word “eat” with chop. "I just chop eba finish."
It is pidgin and it is also referred to as broken English (the
bastardized or localized English words). I did a merger of these words
“Work” and “chop”. So workchop can be defined according to me, as the
congregation of executives who are meant to exchange ideas and
demonstrate it what has been learnt in a real world scenario albeit make
that an avenue of getting
per diem, relaxing, chatting and feasting”.
rightly defined, we are losing the essence of the word which is
encompassing in outlook and having brainstorming included in the
achievement of organizational goals. So all executives now look forward
to the fun and frills of workchop
than that of workshop set
ahead. Maybe we need to go global in our approach once more and depart
from the mindset of Africanism.
The significance effect of workchop
is that the sub-ordinate who has a peripheral idea of the subject matter is made to suffer for it. He has to present
what he rarely knows to others, he has to defend what his superiors
have refused to know and at the end, the scapegoat for any mishap that
betides his organization is the su-ordinate. Man hours are wasted,
economical resources thrown to the bin.
We have to
re-orient ourselves of the need for standard workshop with qualitative
results. Our methodology of achieving organizational goals must be in
tandem with what we have come to discuss. Let us migrate from workchop
to proper workshop and come out with fascinating developments for our organization, the society and the world at large.