Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Idea Management in the UAE

It is interesting to look at the implementation of Idea Management Systems across different cultures and languages.

A recent article in Arabian-speaking countries' news portal Al Bawaba discussed Idea Management in the UAE by focusing on Dubai World’s "Suggestion and Reward Scheme" (SRS), supervised and run by Dubai World's Business Excellence Centre.

According to the article:
SRS received 755 suggestions in the first six months of 2008, of which 131 were implemented. These helped saving Dhs16 million for Dubai World, while the rewards given away totaled Dhs.570,000. The number of suggestions submitted, approved and implemented since 2001 to the first half of 2008 totaled 1442, and the total amount rewarded touched Dhs4.3 million.
Ms. Awatif Mohammed, Head of the SRS programme, reported that during this period:
. . . the SRS has received several prominent international awards, such as the 2007 Idea of the Year Award - Productivity Category from ideasUK, the 2007 First Prize in International Poster Competition from ideasUK and the 2008 Idea of the Year Award - Finance Category and runners up in Productivity Category.
There are approximately 9 Dhs to the US dollar.

1 comment:

Lefty said...

The correct value is 3.5 Dhs to the dollar.