First DSG Brainstorming Session generates over 500 suggestions

Dubai Smart Government recently held a brain storming session resulting in over 500 suggestions from its employees.

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First DSG Brainstorming Session generates over 500 suggestions
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  March 3, 2014

‘Smart Ideas Day' was the Dubai Smart Government's first brain storming session for its employees. The conference was broadcast live through video conferencing systems to enable all departments to participate.

H.E. Ahmad Bin Humaidan, Director-General of DSG opened the session, also in attendance was Wesam Lootah; Assistant Director-General; Marwan Salem Bin Haidar, Executive Director of Planning and Development; and a number of department directors and managers.

Because of its success, Dubai Smart Government plan on holding two more sessions in the future, one with the public and another with strategic partners. Dates of these sessions will be announced later.

According to DSG, Bin Humaidan stressed the importance of innovation and creativity in shaping the future and boosting the level of services provided to customers. He recalled the different stages that the UAE has gone through in order to achieve its exceptional position among the leading countries of the world. He also stated that the support of the visionary leadership, determination of Emiratis, willingness to adopt creative ideas has strongly contributed towards the remarkable development of the UAE.

It was also claimed that ‘Smart Ideas Day' boosted employee morale, team building and involvement of staff to promote the work progress in the department.

Bin Humaidan said: "Responding to the directions of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the brainstorm session contributed in boosting dialogue and exchange of ideas. This will enable us to achieve creative solutions to address key challenges while also promoting development across all levels--realizing the vision of positioning the UAE amongst the most developed countries of the world. It is crucial for us to maintain the spirit of creativity and to think out-of-the-box, in order to continue developing and offering our services to the public and government authorities and achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We were able to collect hundreds of suggestions and creative ideas from our staff during this brainstorming session. After assessing the suggestions, we chose the best 50 suggestions, which will be implemented soon. It is a great thing to have such a large number of ideas in one day."

The audience got the opportunity to preview a special audio-visual presentation on the initiative ‘Dubai Government: Towards 2021' launched by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.

During the session, the employees also watched five short video presentations on brainstorming and its significance as a mode of communication; its role in building major projects and persuading employees to participate and suggest their ideas.

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