As part of efforts aimed at achieving the company’s values and growth targets in 2024, Pelican Valley Chief Executive Officer, Dr Babatunde Adeyemo, has charged the organisation’s workforce to imbibe team building spirit, integrity, productivity and service delivery.
Adeyemo harped on the need for workers to embrace the spirit and patience of growing with the organisation to reap the joy and success of company growth, noting that he is an employer of labour who cherishes a relationship a lot and not the type that “use and dump people.”
He stated this on Monday during the company’s annual retreat held at The Podium, a mini multi-purpose facility in the estate. Those at the meeting include the firm’s consultants from the engineering, surveying, legal, agriculture, town planning and media professions as well as Brand Ambassador, Mr Olukayode Olaseinde.
At the event, Adeyemo who recalled that the Pelican Valley Nigeria Limited started with its flagship product, Pelican Valley Estate Laderin, over 10 years ago with meagre funds, disclosed that the firm has now grown into a household name because of the “passion, commitment, dedication and integrity” with which its dream was pursued.
He noted that it took enormous investment of time and resources to surmount the daunting challenges encountered in his drive to make the location a palace where “unusual home happens,” adding that if the vision were driven by the quest for quick money or profit, he would have abandoned the project soon after its take-off.
“I’m a long distance runner. I love consistency, I don’t believe in use and dump. I love keeping relationships because I cherish relationships a lot. The problem with the youth these days is that they are not ready to be patient. And they are hopeless because of the situation in the country.
“We should give them hope. Average Nigerian youth believes nothing can work or change for better in Nigeria. It is imperative we give them hope to believe in this country again. Let’s give them a sense of belonging,” Adeyemo said.
Speaking in the same vein at the event, a human resources practitioner, Mrs Dorcas James, in her paper presentation titled, “Hardwork, Consistency and Team Work as Pathway to Real Estate Growth,” said that the industry is witnessing steady growth nationwide because of the dynamism driving it.
Mrs James identified hard work, strong relationship, maintenance of ethical standards, defined team role, getting staff recruitment right to align with the team goal, making check-list and staff performance appraisal as some of the strategies Pelican Valley can adopt to achieve growth, lasting success and play a leading role in the nation’s real estate sector.
She also urged the real estate firm to strive always to perform and understand that the industry is witnessing competition, even as she hammered on building efficient clients relationship, continuous learning, market research and analysis, networking, goal setting, being adaptable and ethical standards in order to survive, succeed and excel in the industry.
“You have to perform or be ready to be swallowed. There is always a big fish out there waiting to swallow the other,” she said.
In his presentation, the company’s Director of Operations, Olumide Akintomide, also charged other workers on productivity, revenue drive and efficient service delivery to clients.
Source: Nigerian Tribune