The Chief Executive Officer of the Business and Financial Times (B&FT) newspaper, Dr. Mrs. Edith Dankwa has eulogized her staff for their immense contribution to the success of Africa’s most influential business newspaper.
According to her, the newspaper industry is a tough one and players in the sector can only succeed through innovation and resources.
She made this known in an interview with Y 107.9 FM’s Rev Erskine on the Myd Morning radio show.
She said, “The relevance and information, the quality of our paper, the hard work and the solid team that we have at B&FT has brought us this far.”
When asked by host, Rev Erskine the main success story behind B&FT and how they stay ahead of competition, Dr. Mrs. Edith Dankwa answered, “The contributing factor is the people, the solid team we work with. Those who have left and are no more with us and those here with us.”
Demonstrating that team work truly makes the dream work, two members of the B&FT team were already present at the studios of Y107.9FM even before the interview started just to support their boss.
She further acknowledged her team and noted that the paper even has staff who have stayed on for about 20 years.
“We have a solid and dedicated team,” she reiterated.
She admitted that just as any organization, theirs also faces some challenges with staff. “We won’t have it all perfect. We’ve had issues with some staff. I mean once you work with people you’ll have issues.”
However, the business woman noted that her outfit has put in place measures to solve these misunderstandings. “As a company, you have to create the system where staff will share their greivances in a manner that they feel that sense of belonging so it doesn’t escalate to another level.”
Not only the strong team work makes the B&FT newspaper successful, the team also puts in its all to provide their readers with credible information which is timely and relevant.
The B&FT newspaper which started out as a weekly issue has grown to become a daily and extended its reach and influence throughout the African continent.
By: Joel Sanco