DEWA forum highlights innovation, creativity

DUBAI - A forum organised by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, or DEWA, highlighted the importance of enhancing and promoting a culture of innovation and creativity according to the best international practices.

By (Staff Report)

Published: Sat 26 Nov 2011, 11:02 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:20 AM

DEWA hosted its first “Innovation and Creativity Forum 2011” as part of its ongoing efforts to provide the best services, attract innovative national talent and to adopt the best international solutions and practices.

The forum enhanced the skills of participants by using group work dynamics, innovation and creativity skills to improve excellence at managerial levels. This was done by developing and implementing a group of innovative ideas by the work team through strategic thinking and developing group performance, improving productivity and dealing with international updates.

“The adoption of innovation strategy is key to DEWA’s vision to be ‘a recognised world-class utility.’ DEWA is considered one of the leading utilities worldwide compared to others in more-advanced countries,” DEWA managing director and chief executive officer Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer said at the forum.

DEWA always strives to achieve excellence in delivering the best results, Al Tayer said, adding: “We do this by applying world-class innovative and creative models to support our ongoing initiatives to develop our organisation. Furthermore, we do this by involving our employees and customers in decision-making processes and promoting an innovation-centric culture and environment.”

All these factors are related to innovative thinking and nurturing a culture of excellence amongst all government sector employees, he said, adding that this supports DEWA’s ongoing achievements in implementing the strategy of the Government of Dubai; which is to enhance sustainable development in the emirate.

“Today, this forum recognises this pioneering role,” he added.

The forum was attended by a large number of employees from across DEWA’s divisions and other government departments, and featured debates on innovative and creative process and their influences on the success achieved by government departments.

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