A TOTAL of 256 civil servants in Perak took part in a 7km productivity race jointly organised by the State Secretary’s Office, Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) and Tourism Perak.
The starting point was the state secretariat building, and the race was flagged off by the state youth, sports and human development committee chairman Howard Lee Chuan How.
Themed “Innorace Productivity – Ipoh Food Hunt”, staff from the State Secretary’s Office, state departments, Land and District Offices and local councils took part in the event.
Participants were divided into 64 groups and competed in challenges and tasks handed out to them at seven different pit stops.
“With a similar concept to an explorace, they were required to answer questions related to innovation, ” said Lee.
Among those present were MPC director-general Datuk Abdul Latif Abu Seman, deputy state secretary (management) Nor Sham Rahman and Tourism Perak chief executive officer Zuraida Md Taib.
Lee said the participants were also required to take selfies at famous eateries and places of interests in the city to promote tourism.
“The event is to enhance productivity in all aspects and hopefully change people’s mindset.
“When the staff perform their duties, it must be done with dedication and they must give their best, ” he added.
Lee said the three key elements they hoped to instil were to make work fun, having solutions to problems, and to be proactive, aggressive and progressive.
“When it comes to enhancing productivity, we need to follow in the footsteps of Japan and Germany, ” he added.