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Seminar on ‘Occupational Stress and Job Performance of Employees in Banks: Bangladesh Perspective’ held at BIBM

Written by Manager

Monday 9th December 2019

Press Release
Dhaka, 04 December, 2019:
A half day long seminar was held at the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) on 04 December, 2019, in its auditorium. Dr. Prashanta Kumar Banerjee, Professor & Director (RD&C) of BIBM delivered welcome address. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Director General of BIBM chaired the Program.
A paper titled ‘Occupational Stress and Job Performance of Employees in Banks: Bangladesh Perspective’ was presented in the seminar by Dr. Mohammad Tazul Islam, Associate Professor of BIBM. Other members of the research team  are Anila Ali,Lecturer of BIBM; Md. Mazharul Islam, Executive Vice President and Head of Human Resource Department of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd.; Md. Mosharraf Hossain, Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resource Division of Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd; Md. Morshed Anower, First Assistant Vice President of Export Import Bank of Bangladesh Ltd.

A good number of participants including senior bank executives, academicians, media representatives, faculty members of BIBM took part in the seminar.

S.M. Moniruzzaman,  Chairman of BIBM Executive Committee and Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank was present in the seminar as the chief guest. Barkat-e-Khuda, Dr.  Muzzafer Ahmed Chair Professor of BIBM & Former  Professor of Dhaka University; Helal Ahmed Chowdhury, Supernumerary Professor of BIBM & Former Managing Director of  Pubali Bank Limited; Md. Yasin Ali, Former Supernumerary Professor of BIBM; Professor Md. Anwarul Azim Arif , Chairman, Board of Directors of Social Islami Bank Ltd. and Former Vice Chancellor, University of Chittagong; Md. Obayed Ullah Al Masud, Managing Director & CEO of Rupali Bank Ltd.; Md. Mahbub-ul-Alam, Managing Director and CEO of Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd. spoke among others at the event.

According to the study, higher target fulfilment is one of the main sources of Occupational Stress of the employees in banks. This target includes deposit mobilization, disbursement, recovery and others. The target should be rational   and fixed based on the industry growth in Bangladesh. Top Management may turn their attitude from target fulfillment to business sustainability.

Deputy Governor said, Bangladesh Bank is always playing proactive roles in reducing stress of employees of the entire banking sector. As you know that Bangladesh Bank has already taken initiatives like- six months maternity leave for women employees, Day Care Center Facilities, etc. These have relieved the stress of the bankers to some extent.
As per my understanding the main reason of employees stress is that they don’t share or talk on their problems or issues with anyone. This hesitation can be removed if a counselor can be appointed in every bank with whom bank employees can share their feeling and the counselor will guide them to overcome the issues they are facing whether in their professional or personal life, he added.
In the concluding speech, Director General of BIBM said, line managers mostly rely on few employees fully to complete the jobs in the organization which automatically create imbalanced role distribution among the employees in the department. Such reliance on the employees creates role overloaded task which should be reduced.

Members of the Institute

  • Bangladesh Bank
  • Sonali Bank Limited
  • Janata Bank Limited
  • Agrani Bank Limited
  • Rupali Bank Limited
  • Pubali Bank Limited
  • Uttara Bank Limited
  • Bangladesh Krishi Bank
  • Bangladesh Development Bank Limited
  • AB Bank Limited
  • National Bank Limited
  • Eastern Bank Limited
  • United Commercial Bank Limited
  • Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited
  • IFIC Bank Limited
  • Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited
  • Mercantile Bank Limited
  • ONE Bank Limited
  • Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited
  • National Credit and Commerce Bank Limited
  • Trust Bank Limited
  • Southeast Bank Limited
  • Social Islami Bank Limited
  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
  • Standard Bank Limited
  • Export Import Bank of Bangladesh Limited
  • Mutual Trust Bank Limited
  • BASIC Bank Limited
  • Jamuna Bank Limited
  • Bank Asia Limited
  • First Security Islami Bank Limited
  • The City Bank Limited
  • Prime Bank Limited
  • Dhaka Bank Limited
  • Investment Corporation of Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited
  • BRAC Bank Limited
  • The Premier Bank Limited
  • Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited
  • State Bank of India
  • Habib Bank Limited
  • Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC
  • Bank Alfalah Limited
  • Citibank, N.A.
  • National Bank of Pakistan
  • South Bangla Agriculture and Commerce  Bank Limited
  • Meghna Bank Limited
  • Woori Bank
  • NRB Commercial Bank Limited
  • Union Bank Limited
  • The Farmers Bank Limited
  • NRB Bank Limited
  • Shimanto Bank Limited
  • Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation
  • Non Member NBFI