Smart Dubai Office, RIT Dubai introduce the Corporate Happiness Program
The Smart Dubai Office and the Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai have signed a MoU to understand corporate happiness in the UAE
The Smart Dubai Office and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch the Corporate Happiness Program.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office and Dr. Yousef Al Assaf, President, Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai RIT Dubai.
The aim is to understand the scientific and practical notions of happiness in a professional environment, plus to evaluate and assess individual and corporate happiness. Also to create a Corporate Happiness strategic plan and become an expert in best practices for corporate happiness measures in the UAE.
H.E Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr said: "In line with the 'Educate' portfolio of the agenda, learnings from the program will be implemented in the workplace resulting in happier employees, leading to happier customers, helping us attain His Highness' vision of 95% happiness levels across the city. The Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai has already been a dedicated partner of the Smart Dubai initiative and the Corporate Happiness Program will add to the portfolio of programs provided by the institute to boost smart and happy learning in the city."
Dr.Yousef Al Assaf commented: "RIT Dubai has a strong remit to help drive the technical, educational and social development of Dubai and this agreement with Smart Dubai is an obvious continuation of this. Smart Dubai have always been heavily involved in our Master of City Science degree, and this new program and joint research activities are the next step in helping drive the human and technical capital agenda of Dubai."
The program consists of six modules and lasts for five months, where classes are only held during 3 days each month. Along with lecture modules being delivered by subject experts, students will have access to Gallup's research repository in the subject, and will be expected to take part in case study discussions and project work.