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‘Transformation, a bitter bill for consulting firms to swallow’


Chairman of the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce (NSACC) and Founder, Phillips Consulting, Mr. Foluso Phillips

Philips Consulting Limited (PCL) has said transformation and change remain constant in leading organisations, but typically a bitter pill to swallow especially for a consulting business.

The Senior Partner, Strategy and Operations Transformation, Francis Buamah, said this at the sixth Human Resources Directors Network, hosted by Phillips Consulting in Lagos.

This year’s network, themed; ‘Leadership and Innovation’, Buamah added that, “but for Phillips Consulting, this is an opportunity to redefine ourselves and services to be relevant in this digital economy.”

While addressing participants, Chairman of Phillips Consulting, Foluso Phillips, explained how leaders can drive business performance through Digital Transformation, while Managing Director of ABInBev, Mrs. Annabelle Degroot, delivered the second paper on, ‘Workspaces with Purpose’ explaining how potential and productivity can be unlocked by creating purpose driven workplaces.

The event, which was attended by over 60 HR directors in Nigeria, Managing Director of Phillips Consulting, Robert Taiwo, said: “the core themes of digital transformation and a purpose-driven workforce are more pertinent now than ever before. New technologies can drive competitive advantage and stimulate job creation for young people. This is especially important in a country where 62% of the population is under the age of twenty-five,” he said.

Meanwhile, Senior Partner, People Transformation, Paul Ayim, lauded the HR Directors Network for setting the pace in organising such high-profile capacity building events for its members. “This is one of the few learning events that is well attended by very senior executives,” Ayim said.

Known as one of the most respected group of senior HR leaders in Nigeria, The HR Directors Network is a gathering of HR executives that facilitates innovative and thought-leadership knowledge sharing sessions for members.

This event provides learning and networking opportunities for HR directors towards enhancing their knowledge and building professional relationships that are mutually beneficial.

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