The Public Service Commission is spearheading the adoption of a new culture of servant leadership and patriotism in the entire civil service.
This was revealed in an eight-point document distributed at the just-ended Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo by the Commission. Part of the document reads:
There is a pervasive perception that the Civil Service does not have a well-defined shared and inspirational culture.
This engenders undeserved impressions of arbitrariness, cluelessness, backwardness, listlessness, incapacity, carelessness, profligacy, unresponsiveness, desultoriness, favouritism, clique mentality, fear and corruption esoteric elitism.
It is imperative therefore that the commission spearheads the development and integration of a new culture into the entire Civil Service.
The new culture blueprint must inculcate a set of values and ethics that promote servant leadership and embed patriotism as well as high-performance habits and practices in the entire Civil Service.
The PSC said that it seeks to incorporate best practices in the recruitment, development and retention of staff which is highly motivated and qualified. Motivation will be done through monetary and non-monetary incentives.