As business is becoming increasingly competitive, it is essential that a framework of standards, competencies and commitment that enables you to stand above the rest be established to achieve sustainability and consistent growth. The Progressive Business Forum (PBF) recognises that economic growth is dependent on a vibrant and effective business community that is able to compete, deliver and ensure quality. Business success will only be achieved through hard work, capable managers and the right attitude: an attitude that recognises that achievement cannot be handed over on a silver tray; it has to be earned.
The ANC PBF places a high premium on training and skills development. It has therefore included as part of its offering to the participants in the programme a “Growth Assist” component, which contributes towards exposing its participants to expertise and industry best practice. Through the Progressive Business Leader Training, it also helps equip business leaders with the necessary knowledge to ensure that the best is achieved for their business, and through their success, also their workers and our nation.
At the core of the ANC PBF's ethos is the recognition of the inter-dependence of the business community, the workers, civil society and government. The primary objective, of creating wealth for shareholders, cannot be achieved without a concomitant improvement in the working conditions of the workers that help produce that wealth, and the broader community whose consumption is required and must be stable in order to achieve sustainability and growth.