DEWA wins Golden Category at “Ideas UK 2010”

DUBAI -- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has won the Golden Category in the British Suggestion Assessment System during the 24th International Conference of “Ideas UK 2010” held in Cardiff, Britain from 10th to 11th November 2010.

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Published: Tue 23 Nov 2010, 12:01 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:07 PM

DEWA has won the Golden category for the assessment of Tawasol Suggestion Scheme, which urges DEWA’s staff to think creatively and innovatively. Set up in 1999, Taswasol is a system that allows employees to submit their suggestions, and it is now established in all DEWA’s sectors and departments. This Scheme encourages employees to submit their constructive ideas so as to develop and improve DEWA’s services as well as enhancing job satisfaction.

The prize was received by Dr. Yousef Al-Akraf, Vice President of HR, and Fatima Deemas, Sr. Manager of Employees’ Relations, during the honorary dinner organized on the occasion of holding the 24th International Conference of “UK Ideas”.

Commenting on this occasion, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director & CEO of DEWA, stated, “Dubai Electricity and Water Authority is earnestly bagging awards as we are fully committed to the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to disseminate innovation as a culture that must prevail in our society.”

Tawasol Scheme is part of DEWA’s strategy aiming to encourage and develop its employees’ capabilities and talents so as to enhance their job satisfaction and loyalty to motivate them to render the best performance levels and top quality services for DEWA customers.

“Tawasol aims to motivate creative and constructive thinking especially in the specialized sectors of technicians and engineers by giving them the opportunity to develop and apply their submitted initiatives and ideas, to optimize the efficiency of measures at power and water stations, simplifying them as well as encouraging employees to think innovatively,” he added.

On his part, Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Vice President of HR, said, “Tawasol Suggestion Scheme, applied by DEWA, has proven fruitful and effective as it has won this prestigious award. At DEWA, we are keen on studying and evaluating all the suggestions submitted by employees by qualified and competent people in this regard. Also, we make sure that a proper reward is delivered to employees whose suggestions are applicable in order to streamline DEWA’s services and procedures.”

“DEWA is committed to supporting its employees by giving them an opportunity to develop and carry out their suggestions as well as polishing up their talents as part of its developmental and stirring plans to disseminate and circulate the culture of opinion-giving and proposing creative and innovative ideas,” he added.

Pointing out the objectives behind participating in this assessment, Fatima Deemas said, “The most important objectives behind participating in this assessment are getting to know the best suggestion schemes and providing the required support for developing them, disseminating the successful systems not only regionally but also internationally, in addition to providing a benchmark among the winners in the different categories of assessment.”

It is noteworthy “Ideas UK” Competition is regarded as a benchmark for testing performance, and it attracts various participants from all over the world. Dubai electricity and water Authority won the award after the evaluating visit paid by “Ideas UK” Organization in last October where it was closely acquainted with Tawasol Suggestion Scheme.

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