A 3-day innovation event was organized late April on behalf of Abu Dhabi Ports for a facilitated learning process with selected company managers.
Set on a mission to pursue innovation development throughout the organization, the company was provided with a custom-built program by LEORON Institute, which aims to drive the practice of excellence and enhance superior performance in accordance with latest UAE efforts for innovation.
Mentored by international futurist and innovation specialist, Dr Morne Mostert, who also leads the Institute for Futures Research at Stellenbosch University, the engagement took place under the title ‘Ideation for innovation’, a project initiated by Abu Dhabi Ports with the purpose of integrating innovation as a core part of the entire organizational culture.
Delegates to the program were actively engaged in identifying opportunities for greater innovation. The entire spectrum of innovation was explored, including early stage ideation, establishing an innovation culture and creating a comprehensive framework to develop a structured approach to innovation.
Moreover, according to Mostert, delegates were highly participative, which demonstrated a high level of commitment to innovation.
Abu Dhabi Ports explored innovation opportunities throughout the full value chain of their operations and sought innovation linkages with the organizational strategy.
“Already a rising star, Abu Dhabi Ports is set to become a leading global player through its operational excellence, innovation culture, and dynamic strategy”, added Mostert.
Under its CEO, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Abu Dhabi Ports has achieved stellar success in a very short period, while also winning several coveted Government Excellence Awards.
The Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future aims by using the “Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program” to realize the vision set by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai to drive a practice of excellence and enhance superior performance in The UAE Government. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the government excellence system which is the first of its kind across the globe and the best across the country.