DUMAGUETE CITY (Mar 22, 2017) – The need for technology trainings, modern equipment acquisition, and good management systems were among the top identified needs of over 20 participants from micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in various areas of Negros Oriental. This was revealed during a two-day workshop on visioning and strategic planning for the potential innovation advocates on March 15-16, 2017 at Perpetual Help Community Cooperative Inc. (PHCCI) in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.
Organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Negros Oriental Provincial S&T Center (DOST NegOr PSTC), the workshop aims to develop the MSMEs’ vision, mission and key performance indicators (KPIs), and action plan for the participants which will eventually become the basis for linking with the programs and services of DOST and other government agencies.
Facilitated by Engr. Renato B. Solis, managing consultant of Measure Up Enterprise Consulting, the workshop was able to affirm the potential innovation advocates’ need to improve their business in different levels, from product improvements, to process improvements, stakeholder management, leadership system and managing the innovation process.
During the very informative workshop, Engr. Solis expounded also discussed on strategy development, identification and validation of core issues, and identification of strategies and programs for MSMEs.
“If you really want to improve or make some changes to your business, there has to be a system. An effective system needs to be established and everything should be centered around it. The people and process will just follow,” Engr. Solis also added.
The participants also presented the outputs on evaluation of indicators, core issues to be addressed and key programs to meet the targets for 2017 onwards.
Dr. Roslyn D. Tambago, officer in charge of DOST NegOr PSTC also conducted a half-day orientation on DOST’s programs and services to the participants as well as the survey on organizational innovation. Tambago pointed out that it is important that acknowledging the need for the application of science, technology, and innovation as a key to business improvement should emanate from the entreprenuers themselves to facilitate increase of absorptive capacity for relevant government programs.
Engr. Solis is a Cebu-based management coach with more than 20 years of experience in management. He developed the unique strategic planning process which was adopted by San Miguel Corporation’s business units. This strategy approach has since been applied to MSMEs and corporate clients in his role as strategy management adviser and has benefited businesses, service and civic organizations, as well as government units and agencies. – Sean Adrian T. Guardiano/Negros Oriental PSTC S&T Media Service