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Cuban Executives at business management seminar
Minister, vice ministers and directors of Cuban companies began an advanced business and management seminar on Wednesday, focused on Cuba's enterprise optimization strategy. Known as perfeccionamiento empresarial, the system has been in place since 1998 and aims to achieve greater efficency in the country's economic intitutions.

Chaired by vice president Carlos Lage, the conference aims to update the 640 participants on the key aspects of changes to the systems currently in place, specifically laws governing business management.

These include decree 262, on the strengthening of Cuban business management and decree 281 which regulates its implementation.

During the opening of the seminar on Tuesday night, the secretary of Cuba's Business Imrpovement Executive Group Armando Perez spoke about the research and analysis that went into the development of both directives.
The study made use of the experiences and opinions of companies that have put the enterprise optimization strategy into practice since 1998.

He said the new norms are in line with the key transformations undergone by the national economy, and introduce four new management systems, in the key areas of human resources, environment, innovation and business communications.

They complement the 14 existing norms, as well as making clear the main questions companies need to address to fullfill their primary objective of increasing their output and thereby their contribution to society.

A total of eight conferences on the theme were given on the first day of the seminar.

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