Dubai Municipality has won the Corporate Innovation Award of 2018 in the Global Best Practices Competition at the Global Organisational Excellence Congress, which is considered a confirmation of the Municipality’s commitment to its Strategic Plan as innovation is one of the core values of this strategy, in addition to accountability, competitiveness, collaboration, transparency and happiness.
“The Municipality, through its vision and strategic plans, has always adopted a policy of innovation, whether by encouraging its employees and enhancing their efforts to apply the concepts of innovation or by consolidating and spreading the concept in the region to make it a solid culture in all government and private establishments, and raising the pace of work and achievements, in order to accomplish the highest strategic objectives of the country with the effectiveness and efficiency,” said Ahmed Saeed Al Badwawi, Director of Knowledge Management Department at Dubai Municipality.
He added that the Municipality received the Corporate Innovation Award at the 24th Global Organisational Excellence Congress organised by the Abu Dhabi Chamber and the Abu Dhabi International Center for Corporate Excellence in coordination with the Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO), which was attended by more than 250 international specialists and experts in the area of quality and corporate excellence.
Dubai Municipality has qualified for the award by competing against 79 local and international contestants, which was reduced to six contenders in the final stage. The Municipality presented its innovation system as an advanced model of the best international practices in the field of corporate innovation, with the backing of the supportive leadership and creative staff, and the partnership between the Municipality and its customers, partners and the community. The civic body met all the requirements of the award in terms of creating an innovative environment that includes all its operations from leadership to employees and partners to achieve innovative products, services and procedures.