LDC Offers Free Diabetes Testing in New Kru Town

first_imgMr Momoh provides testing to a participant in New Kru TownThe Liberia Diabetes Center (LDC) over the weekend provided free diabetes testing services to over twenty residents of the Borough of New Kru Town on Bushrod Island in Monrovia. The aim of the test was to help people of that community become aware of the painless nature of the test that can determine an individual’s sugar as well as oxygen and blood levels.Mr. Bobby N. Jeegbe is the head of LDC in the Borough and he told this newspaper that the tests carried out by the center have helped the participants to know the next step to take in their search for better healthcare. Mr. Jeegbe said the borough of New Kru Town is made up of 25 communities with a huge population, adding that the LDC is determined to create more awareness to get people to work with the center.Speaking on the free test, he said the people were delighted about the diabetes tests and the beneficiaries expressed appreciation to LDC for the free service. The LDC’s chief executive officer, John Momoh, who carried out the testing, told reporters that the majority of the people tested were pre-diabetic patients, who he informed of the next step to take, with the assistance of the LDC. Momoh said, “We told them to take interest in their healthcare especially now that they know how close they are to being diabetics, and they said they are grateful for our visit.”He said he was happy for the residents to ask for an LDC office to be located in the community to help them manage and support their efforts to manage their pre-diabetic status. “My visit helped me to really see for myself the problems the people of this borough are faced with in the area of healthcare delivery services and I am taking their request seriously because I promised to do my best for them,” Momoh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

7 Tips for Creating a Strong Corporate Culture

first_imgA strong corporate culture leads to lower turnover, which equates to lower hiring and training costs, higher productivity, better customer relationships, greater customer loyalty, lower marketing costs, and higher sales. These were the findings of a study by Harvard Business School professors emeriti James L. Heskett and John P. Kotter, which also stated that up to half of the difference in operating profit between companies is due to their corporate culture. In my last blog post, I discussed the core of what a corporate culture should be built around — your company’s values. Once you are ready to move past defining your company’s values, here are seven tips to get you on your way to building a strong corporate culture.7 Tips for Creating Corporate Culture1) Create a Mission StatementThis ties back to your core values, but goes further to convey your company’s goals, philosophy, and unique differentiators in just a few sentences. This will serve as a reference point for further developing and maintaining your corporate culture.2) Take Responsibility, but Don’t Do It AloneA strong corporate culture arises consciously and is shaped by the CEO and management team, while weak corporate cultures evolve accidentally. That said, all of your employees should be involved in fine-tuning your mission statement and determining the type of culture they want to be a part of.3) Keep It RealYour corporate culture should be a natural extension of your company’s values and mission, your customers, and even your employees’ personalities. It requires work to create and develop it, but don’t try to force a culture that isn’t authentic to you and to the business.4) Hire for Cultural FitThis is not to say that everyone should be similar; in fact, diversity is incredibly important to building a successful team! Hiring for cultural fit means each employee needs to be able to understand and truly get behind your company’s values and mission.5) Create RitualsRituals and rites of passage can help to sustain your corporate culture by building morale. It can be difficult to tie these directly back to your mission, but whether it’s hitting a gong after closing a big deal or celebrating customer renewals with pizza, rituals are an opportunity for team bonding and celebrating the successes which turn into business results.6) Express ItBe proud of your corporate culture and express it in everything you do — from the design of your office, to your marketing collateral and content, to the way you interact with customers. Actively displaying your corporate culture not only helps engrain it into your company’s DNA, it also helps to get the word out about the values and mission your company is built around, which should lead to greater business results and more referrals for your open positions.7) Check It and Change ItAs your company grows, your values and mission may also need to evolve. Continue to check your corporate culture and make changes to improve it. It will never be a finished project — just like your company, itself, you’ll need to continue to innovate in order to achieve long-term success. What factors have played into you developing your own company’s corporate culture?AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more