For the ninth year in a row, the Serbian Association of Managers (SAM) awarded the “SAM Annual Awards” to the best of the best in Serbia. Even in such a challenging year as this one, exceptional managers, employers and companies that with their behaviour, activity and business deserved to be especially recognized and that can serve as an example of responsible business were awarded.
The gala evening of the Serbian Association of Managers under the slogan RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP was opened by Dragoljub Damljanović, President of the Serbian Association of Managers. Welcoming all the virtual attendees, Damljanović referred to the challenges that each of us had faced in recent months:
“This year has been challenging and very unexpected. All managers had to cope, to be very efficient and very empathetic, to find ways to try to save their company and their employees. I am proud of SAM because from the beginning of the pandemic, it has managed to activate itself for all members, but also those who are not, and to find ways to get financial aid and help organize companies in a pandemic environment through joint conferences with relevant people. We strongly influenced and tried to show the state how important it is to react as early as possible, and that is what happened in the end. I am proud of our members who managed to preserve their employees because that is the key to the success that will come when all of this is over. When we talk about 2021, we see a light at the end of the tunnel. What I am sure of is that we will never go back to the old ways again and that we will not work the way we used to work. „
SAM Annual Awards 2020 were awarded in the following categories: Manager of the Year, Young Manager of the Year, Employer of the Year and Socially Responsible Company of the Year.