Learn how professional associations and voluntary associations can use bulk SMS for effective organisation. Included are also real time firsthand stories of associations that have uses bulk SMS extensively and with great results.
One of the constant features of many tertiary institutions in Nigeria is associations, groups or clubs that are driven towards accomplishing different objectives within the institution.
“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy, as all play and no work makes Jack a mere toy”. This is an age long proverb which emphasizes the importance of striking a balance between hard work and relaxation.
Emergencies are somewhat inevitable in every day affairs of life. We can hardly predict life's occurrences, as life always has twists and unexpected events set up for us. It is the way we handle emergency situations that is the most important thing.
In just a matter of time, the present executives of a school association be it departmental, faculty, cultural or SUG, will conclude their administration, paving way for a new one. The process of getting these new executives is mostly through elections, and good preparation is needed to make this a success.
Associations in tertiary institutions plays various roles towards giving satisfactory services to the students belonging to the association during their stay in school, be it the department, the faculty, the cultural association, the religious association or the SUG level. We have already seen one way they can drive improved grades for the members of the association. See here.
If you are a student in any of the tertiary institutions in Nigeria, you most certainly belong to an association, be it the departmental association, faculty association, cultural association e.t.c. And additionally, you may nurture the desire to hold an executive position in your association in the near future, especially if you are in a lower level now. Let us show you how to win your election with no fuss.
Tertiary institutions Associations, from the departmental level to the SUG level have important roles to play in organization of the students belonging to such associations during the duration of their stay in school, therefore making them indispensable. Most times though, getting all members of the association to attend congress meetings as scheduled can be a real challenge.
In this article, we look at how school departmental, faculty, cultural and SUG associations are organized and how bulk SMS can be used to make sure everybody pays the departmental due and as such the department can move forward.
Every year, People are struggling to get into the tertiary institutions of their choice. It is one thing though to get admitted into your institution and department of choice, and it is another thing to put in good performances and come out with good grades at the end of the course duration. A number of factors though will determine this.
An Executive role in a school departmental or faculty association is not the easiest of roles. You have hundreds of desperate students breathing down your neck with only a limited time to make an impact. Once EXCOS are elected, they already a clear picture of what they want to accomplish, executing these projects though might sometimes be a challenge.
As Executives of a school departmental association, there is a weighty though exciting responsibility on your shoulders. In order to effectively shoulder these responsibilities though, the EXCOS must have a clear picture of everything they have to offer at association meetings. In order not to appear confused and out of ideas in front of the members, adequate preparation is necessary.
As you already know, labor unions in any organization are charged with the responsibility of looking after the well-being of the workers that are part of the union. In order to do this, the trade union must take care of some important areas that are pertinent to the union members, such as improving healthcare services for the members, ensuring optimum safety provisions at work, improving wages for the workers and so on.
We’ve already considered how labor union executives can go a long way towards ensuring these roles they play are effectively carried out. Also, the roles bulk SMS plays in this regard has been analyzed. However, if the trade union is going to succeed in rendering its services to the members and satisfy them, a two-way communication is essential and bulk SMS can still be used for this.
WAYS LABOR UNIONS CAN USE BULK SMS FOR FEEDBACKS
Associations in tertiary institutions plays various roles towards giving satisfactory services to the students belonging to the association during their stay in school, be it the department, the faculty, the cultural association, the religious association or the SUG level.
Whichever association you are privileged to be an executive, you must avoid the temptation of only making contact with your association members only when you need money for the association’s purse. This doesn’t build trust and do not make the relationship between EXCOs and other members strong.
Every tertiary institution in Nigeria has various associations and groups, from the departmental level, to the faculty level, to the SUG level, to cultural associations, even including religious fellowship associations. All these associations play important roles for the members during the duration of their stay in school.
In this article, we look at how school departmental associations are organized and how bulk SMS can be used to make sure everybody pays the departmental due and as such the department can move forward.
We’ve considered at length various roles labor unions play in any organization. We’ve seen how labor union can drive increased wages for union members. In case you missed it, check it here. We’ve also seen how labor unions can improve safety standards for workers. Click here to see how. Additionally, we have considered how labor unions can drive improved health care services for its members. These are just a few of the numerous massive roles of labor unions for its members.
In order to fulfill its role effectively though, adequate communication is important both between the executives of a union and with the members of that union. To meet this need for efficient communication, there must be regular meeting between the members of the associations and its executives.
HOW TO ORGANIZE MEETINGS WITH EXECUTIVES USING BULK SMS
Labor Unions at any organization, establishment or firm, serves as a voice for the union members of the place. It is of little wonder then that in many organizations, unionized workers sometimes enjoys lots of benefits as compared to workers not belonging to a union. In fact, the role labor unions play towards ensuring better work conditions for the union members cannot be overemphasized.
Among the numerous roles labor unions play in an establishment or company includes fighting for increases wages for workers, improving safety standards for workers, fighting for promotion, among others. One other important area of good work condition for workers in a place is optimum health care.
One of the constant features of many tertiary institutions in Nigeria is fellowships or religious groups that are driven towards ensuring students’ religious education do not suffer at the expense of the academic education they come for.
Religious organizations who establish fellowship groups in school for students deserve recognition. This is because the school environment brings with it various pressures and temptations, and if care is not taken, even those with a good religious background might go astray.
If you are running a school fellowship though, and do feel like you can do with more members for the group, it’s time to give bulk SMS a shot and see how it transform it in no time. Here is how to go about it.
Among the many functions of a labor or trade union in any establishment is ensuring the good general well being of the workers under the union. This might include fighting to get deserved higher wages for the workers, ensuring adequate health care and also ensuring the safety of workers.
The importance of ensuring safety of workers at a place of work cannot be overemphasized. A factory fire in New York on March 25 1911 killed almost 146 workers, many of which were young women. That is very pathetic. In order to avoid cases like this, putting up adequate measures to ensure safety for workers at work is expedient.
We’ve already seen how trade unions can drive increased wages for workers, and bulk SMS has been shown to play a prominent role in this regard. Here though are some steps that can be taken to ensure improved safety standards for union workers in an organization, and the role bulk SMS plays:
It is an abiding interest in humans to get naturally attracted to people that they share the same culture, interests and norms with. It comes as no surprise then that in every place you go to, you find people who are from the same area, have the same culture and speak the same language coming together to form an association, called cultural association or tribal association. This might be in school, at a workplace or even in another land far from their roots.
The benefits of such associations cannot be overemphasized. When there is unity, a lot can be accomplished. Through such associations, the members can unite to fight for rights and dues from the area they are. However, in order for the overall objectives of the association to be accomplished, adequate leadership is needed. Bulk SMS can be used for organizing election of people into executive positions in the association who can represent her and her interests well.
HOW THE CULTURAL ASSOCIATION CAN ORGANISE ELECTIONS USING BULK SMS
Labor unions or trade unions as they are sometimes called are organizations or groups of workers in an establishment that comes together to achieve a common goal. This might be to get better working conditions, to get adjustment to firms’ policies that are not beneficial, to get higher pay, or a combination of all this.
Unfortunately, many workers working in different firms are underpaid by the organization in relation to their qualifications and years of service. In situations like this, the labor union has a responsibility towards ensuring the workers belonging to the union get their due.
Associations are bodies consisting of individuals either coming from the same field of study (professional associations) or voluntarily coming together to achieve a common goal (voluntary associations). There are lots of such associations or bodies in Nigeria today.
One of the important key to success in any association is efficient communications. Here is the various ways bulk SMS counts in this aspect.