2013-03-18 13:39:58 - Outstanding ideas generated through Employee Suggestion Schemes to be recognised during 8th Ideas.Arabia International Conference in Dubai
March 18, 2013
Dubai Quality Group (DQG), a non-profit organization that advances learning, promotes quality improvement and business excellence practices, has announced that it has received numerous entries from various leading corporate organizations for the 8th Ideas.Arabia ‘Idea of the Year’ competition that recognizes employees and organizations for outstanding ideas that ultimately improve business performance and quality of services. DQG has further announced that entries are still being accepted until April 1, 2013.
The competition is open to creative suggestions that have been suggested and implemented in a company within the last 12 months. The awarding ceremony will serve as one of the highlights of the 8th Ideas.Arabia International Conference 2013, which will be held on April 22 to 23, 2013
at Al Bustan Rotana, Dubai.
Badriya Al Tamimi, Managing Director of DQG, said: “I believe that our country’s collective quest for excellence will require the participation of all members of society. Dubai Quality Group has therefore organized the ‘Idea of the Year’ competition to stimulate better interaction between employees and management within different business organizations, which serves as an important step towards realizing our vision of building a culture of proactive participation, constructive thinking and excellence within society. DQG will continue to build on the success of this initiative to develop parallel programs that will enable us to reach out to more business organizations in the UAE.”
Feryal Tawakul, Chairperson of Ideas Arabia Subgroup of DQG, said: “The numerous entries that we have received for this year’s ‘Idea of the Year’ competition reflect the continuing success of this initiative towards promoting quality and excellence in the business community. Over the years, we have seen novel ideas that have created a huge impact on various business organizations in terms of cost savings, efficiency and service quality among many others. Moreover, through this initiative Dubai Quality Group has succeeded in creating greater awareness about the value and importance of employee suggestion schemes in boosting business performance. We are therefore encouraging business organizations in the UAE to share their innovative ideas and grab the opportunity to learn from the success stories of other leading institutions through this initiative.”
The 8th Ideas.Arabia ‘Idea of the Year’ competition will give awards in seven categories: Idea of the Year (overall), Technology, Productivity, Customer Services, Environmental, Health & Safety, and Financial. The Idea of the Year award is for ideas considered the best in all areas; ‘Technology’ is for ideas that make an improvement through a manufacturing, engineering or technical solution; ‘Productivity’ is for ideas that raise the general awareness and importance of productivity within an organization; ‘Customer Services’ is for ideas that improve services to customers; ‘Environmental’ recognizes ideas that improve the environment by utilizing energy and other resources in an efficient manner; ‘Health & Safety’ deals with ideas that improve the health and personal safety of employees, equipment safety and operational security of the plant; and ‘Financial’ is for ideas that improve financial efficiency of an organization.
DQG has organized the ‘Idea of the Year’ competition to provide an opportunity for participating companies to benchmark against other leading organizations, while creating a motivational tool for employees to achieve excellence. The competition is open for people & companies to participate. The deadline for submission is 1 April, 2013 at Dubai Quality Group’s office in Emarat Atrium or by website: www.dqg.org