Tuesday 31, May 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has honoured 150 employees, winners of its Internal Excellence Award for the first half of 2016. The award underlines DEWA’s commitment to motivating its staff to actively participate in establishing excellence, creativity, and innovation as daily practices.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, presented the winning employees with excellence shields and appreciation certificates at a special ceremony held at the Armani hotel, Dubai. The event was attended by Executive Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, and a large number of DEWA employees. DEWA honoured 30 employees in the Distinguished Employee category, 29 in the Administrative Excellence category, 41 Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) winners and nominees, 9 in the Happiness Centres category, 21 in the Corporate Self-Assessment category, and 20 employees from the Health and Safety Week 2015 winners.
“I am glad to be here today to celebrate DEWA’s excellent employees whose efforts, along with all their colleagues, have resulted in making DEWA one of the best utilities in the world. These efforts have also resulted in winning many prestigious awards locally, regionally, and globally. These include six awards at the 19th Dubai Government Excellence Program, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. His Highness once observed that, “We look forward to excellence as a challenge rather than an achievement. Achievement is what we attain for future of our people; while the march of excellence continues and does not stop at any limits or borders.” For us in DEWA, excellence is a daily work programme implemented according to specific and well thought-out strategies and plans carried out by all staff, to achieve the vision of our wise leadership and the happiness of our customers and society as a whole,” said Al Tayer.
“DEWA provides world-class government services and adopts the best international practices to achieve the happiness of our customers, employees and society. We adopt creativity and innovation in our daily operations to further develop our performance, efficiency, and services to the highest international standards. Through the Internal Excellence Awards, we aim to institutionalise a culture of excellence and implement organisational excellence standards in all our operations within DEWA. We look forward to achieving the happiness of our staff by identifying clear methods to recognise their performance and motivate them while instilling positive energy in the workplace. The awards support our strategy to provide a positive work environment that encourages our staff to actively take part in consolidating creativity and innovation to make it a daily practice and a solid corporate culture, creating an environment that promotes positive competitiveness, enhancing creativity, innovation, and excellence in DEWA,” he added.
“I congratulate you on your achievements, and for winning DEWA’s Internal Excellence Awards. I urge you to continue your hard work as one team, to achieve DEWA’s vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility, and enhance its prestigious position. I want you to be role models for your colleagues. Our target is for everyone to be an excellent employee. May God support us all for the benefit of our beloved country,” concluded Al Tayer.
DEWA has developed the Internal Excellence Award to enhance performance in all sectors, improve its service quality, and promote a culture of excellence and encourage positive competitiveness among staff. The award honours staff for their excellent efforts in performing their duties. DEWA’s Internal Award is based on the DGEP and Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Smart Government criteria. Adjustments were made to meet the needs and direction of DEWA’s leadership to enhance a competitive and positive environment and develop individual and collective performance to sustain excellence across all operations and achieve the happiness and satisfaction of customers and stakeholders.