MGB RO-6 gears toward improved productivity and effective workplace housekeeping

Iloilo City – Employees of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. 6 (MGB RO-6), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) learned a handful of applicable knowledge and practices during the training on productivity improvement, quality and safety in the workplace and the 5S of good housekeeping on October 17, 2018.

Ms. Ruby M. Melliza, officer-in-charge, Administrative and Finance Division of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Region 6, shared her knowledge and expertise to increase human resource productivity in the workplace.

She also shared ample practical tips on the Japanese 5S of good housekeeping pertaining to the principle of waste elimination through workplace organization. Ms. Melliza explained that 5S was derived from the Japanese words seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu and shitsuke which can be translated in English as sort, set in order, clean, standardize and sustain.

“Good housekeeping starts at home,” Ms. Melliza said.  When practiced in the workplace, good housekeeping creates a more organized workplace, reducing waste of resources and time and therefore helps the individual to be more efficient, effective and productive at work, Ms. Melliza added.

MGB RO-6 personnel audited their own workplace using the audit form on good housekeeping provided by Ms. Melliza and later presented their audit findings as part of the training’s application.

Regional Director Roger A. de Dios, MGB RO-6 said in his message that the honest internal audit result will be useful in improving housekeeping practices of the MGB RO-6.  “Honesty is a first step in effectively seeing and addressing a problem,” RD de Dios said.

He again urged the employees of MGB RO-6 “to deliver the services required of them as public servants more conscientiously, as they will be rewarded not in terms of monetary benefits but on receiving good feedback from their clientele from having served them well.”

Fifty five personnel of the MGB RO-6 actively participated in the training, who also signed their commitment to practice the 5S of good housekeeping both in the workplace and in their respective homes. (MGB6, DENR)


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