In UAE, the corporate structure for excellence awards is really impressive to note. There are many awards giving agency and committees that recognized the excellence that corporation exude in their activities, be it innovations, creativity and all aspects.
Awards giving ceremony are usual sights. When corporations or an organization for example receives an award, it is one factor that acknowledged the sheer element attached to the good work they profess. Besides, award giving committee also composed of a jury of experts and professional from many backgrounds.
Hence, it is in these assumptions that the object of this work also focuses to trace some aspects of the award giving agency or committee in UAE and their purpose. It also should be clarified that for the purpose of this project is to emphasize on 'The Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' , which is selected for analysis and to highlights some aspects of the committee, award winnings corporations and members jury plus their purpose, so as to derive an understanding as to how and who pursues 'The Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance', plus the who's who constitutes the lists of awards, process formulations and finally the award itself, which we feel are crucial to assimilate a close knit understanding.
Event surrounding 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance'
The 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' committee in recent times has been an object of interest from media houses in UAE. As can be read in the news reports available with AmeInfo.com, it relates that "the committee in the ceremony held in the early part of 2009 to award distinguished winners was attended by many VIPs from both the fraternity, that is to say, private and governmental sectors to grace the occasion and to make the event a successful one. Many noted leaders also spoke at the occasion which gives a clear definition as to what defines the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' in its essence and structural makeup and solid foundations. What we can further relate is that the second event that was held in 2009 to facilitate distinguished winners was a huge success in rounding up winner in category wise amongst government offices and employees." (AmeInfo1, 2009)
Such events we feel is to "bring into effects the best global practices that are a sight for the eyes. In simple terms, the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' in all its effect is to trace and bring into contention the very essence of global traditions in honoring distinguished winners as a mark of excellence either for a project, employee contributions or the department that professes excellence in certain activities that are shortlisted by the jury members for the best practices that are displayed in UAE government offices. To top it all, in making the process of formulation and to bring into full effect the committee objectives, the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' have been in coordination with the public relation department to organize or grace the event and forum where global excellence is the matter of discussion." (AmeInfo, Abu Dhabi Award for Government Excellence forum looks into global best practices , 2009)
What defines the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance'
The Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance and the ceremony attached to it has been a centre of attractions for all the good reasons.
One example of it is that policy makers and jury members in the organization of 'The Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' saliently recognizes the fact that awarding corporation for their excellence is the best way to marked an event for growth, progression and all round resilience.
To make it simple, "The Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' came into origination with the object to "dedicate itself to the development and organization of the centre for excellence within the realms of government performance and organization under UAE government and its federal administrations. The Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' is also one aspects and most visible programs that have come of age in recent times in UAE, headed by the executive committee and its council of the general secretariat and is organized and structured as an independent depart that overall the factors attached to the events, its organization, jury selections and most importantly organizations registrations for awards and their selections." (Adaep, About the Award office, 2010)
However, we feel that much of its purpose also should be highlighted so as to derive something as to what makes the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' a talk of the time, which is detailed below.
Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance and its Purpose
As we have already stated, the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' is a "dedicated department which was established to reaps and nurture the factor attached to excellence. What is relevant to the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' can be emphasized to the fact that its purpose overall is to make ways and to foster the development programs that are crucial to helps improve government organizations in UAE and its federal administrations. The organization mission and vision statement also gives a clear precise objective of the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance', that is to say, the values it withheld and most importantly the structure that it provides for corporations and government offices in UAE to strive for excellence in all aspects of their operational expertise and administrations." (Adaep, About the Award office, 2010)
Further down the line also we can brief again that the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' in all its essence "promotes quality objectives, where an understanding of the requirement or the pre-requisite for excellence that attempts to trace its implication and influence in government offices in UAE for improvement of the services and all round development are emphasized." (Adaep, About the Award office, 2010)
This factor is what we can reason to have been the matter constituting the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' in UAE. In addition, the award office and its objectives also define an approach that is visionary in effect of its substance. Take for example the objectives of the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' in which it is noted that "the organization of the Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance is to make it reliant that a government office understands the requirement to strive for excellence. To improve government office for excellence is the basic and core objectives attached to the organization and its departmental values. Moreover, as an excellence awardees committee or department, the essence to make and profess an awareness to emphasize upon the importance of strategic and new age management thinking is also one aspect of the department, wherein such an idea erupts as an instance to motivate excellence in governmental offices that reflects the values and commitment of government agencies in serving the public with the best services as and when it matter and when it calls for." (Adaep, About the Award office, 2010)
As can be read from the organization website, it relates that the main objective of the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' is "to nourish a place where improvements of organizations performance, especially in the government sector in UAE are fostered. In doing so, a dedicated practices with a proven model for excellence and its initiations is fostered as a measure to help organization improve through the frameworks that add and bring values to the society and to trace a place of its presence among its citizens wherein it assist facilitate and communicate the best available practices that duly strive for excellence in the national and international boundaries. Together with it, the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' is one structuralizing processes in which development process is structuralized in the best possible ways, where people interact, where knowledge are shared and where the standard bars are raised to accumulate the best practices that are possible in nurturing and fostering the very objective for residence and professionalized environment for achievement of goals." (Adaep, About the Award office, 2010)
The 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' and its Award Structure
As a department with the authority and power to acknowledge the excellence in governmental performance headed by competent leaders, the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' and its awards structure is formulated accordingly to profess the best combination of both excellence, creativity, innovations and milestones that are achieved. The awards itself in all aspects follow a structured format. In simple terms it can be generalized as Entities wherein, 'entities awards take into account to reflect the prizes to be won and in particular awards that are accorded. Take for examples entity prizes that are classified into
The Best Initiator Entity
The Best Implementer Entity
The Best Integrator
The Best Impact Entity
Apart from prizes entity, Entity awards also are classified into a broad four category, such as
The Best Entity with Excellence in leadership,
The Best Entity with Institutional Capacity,
The Best Entity with People Development
The Best Entity with Customer Services" (Adaep, Wntities Awards , 2010)
Winners of the 'Abu Dhabi Award for excellent in Government Performance'
From comprehending the structure of the awards and prizes as stated above we feel it is also relevant that winners are also defined. As per the reports available with AmeInfo.com, it states that "the event held in the year corresponding March, 2009 saw the second successful conclusion of the award giving ceremony. Awardees and winners list also were categorized accordingly for their contribution. What is relevant to note though is that 'Rawdah Said AlSaidy, who is an employee from Al Ain Municipality in UAE was accorded as the most excellent employee in the professional field in the government undertaking. In the managerial field although, the award was taken by Hussain Ali AlHarithy, as of the general directorate of Abu Dhabi Police, for his outstanding managerial skills. As far as technical awards goes, it was awarded to Zahran Salim, an employee from the environment agency in Abu Dhabi. Moreover, a list of awardees and awards includes the Best government Employees that was awarded to Rawdah Said AlSaidy, from Al Ain municipality for his outstanding skills and creativity, plus the excellence he professes in his professions." (AmeInfo1, 2009)
These above winner and awards that were given relates in the category of employees and the excellence that they professed in their profession, which brought a mark of achievements in them as well as honor to the government office they are attached to.
On the other hand, when it matter to winners in the category for best projects, "it was classified into four categories as well, such as The Best Government Department for Customer Satisfaction, the Best Government Department in People Development and the Institutional Capacity's Best Government Department. The Abu Dhabi Police won an award for customer satisfaction and was received by General Mohammed Al Minhally. Secondly, in the People Development award, it was won by the Abu Dhabi police, wherein the award was received by Colonel Jasim AlMarzouky. However, for the most excellent Government Department in Institutional Capacity, the Abu Dhabi Chambers of Commerce roped home the award and was received by Mohammed AlHamily. (AmeInfo1, 2009)
These were the list of awards and awardees for the last concluding award ceremony held in UAE in 2009 as per available reports and its highlights.
Significance of the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance'
The 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' is chaired by the crown price of Abu Dhabi, H. H. S. Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nayan. In that capacity, what is relevant to the chairman message can be emphasized to the factor that "for sustainable and development programs and its achievements, it calls for a total and comprehensive framework to be nourished in the society that strive for excellence. It is in these aspects that private and governmental office should also understand to stick the bill along with the visions of and mission of leaders in the society for strategy that aimed to build a better future. In doing so, the very essence of the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' and its leadership thus is to bring into practice the objective for efficiency and effectiveness in the way governmental offices interact with the people in the society, wherein the move is to create a roadmap and in the march for excellence that models itself from the achievements and awards to set as an example for private and especially governmental office to follow suit in the direction of the leadership programs that aimed to bring the values, profess the capability and mark of a capable leadership" (Adaep, 2010) to face the challenges in the present and in the time to come.
Together with it and from comprehending the speech by the chairman, it is relevant that every aspect of the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' and its strategic formulation can be derived. We are of the opinion as well that such an organization and its objectives is very relevant in a sense that is help creates an awareness and bring into contention the very essence of new age management thinking and leadership in the societal realms that is at par with global standards.
Thus, assimilating the overall factor attached to the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance' the very object of the award office and process also is relevant to note, so as to derive an understanding as to the matter encompassing the selection processes, and all in between which are the core aspects of the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance'
As with any other awards that are won for examples, it is one factor that recognized the many good qualities or to say in simple meaning - the good works that organization profess.
Hence, awarding corporations or for examples business institutions, educational institutions or any other nonprofit organizations accordingly is a mark of a recognition to acknowledge their contribution to the society and the good work that they have showed in the span of their operation in one or the other activities. When it matter for a sportsman as well, award are given for winners who showed great skills and resilience, endurance and all factor attached to sportsmanship. The same thing applies when we compared and contrasting sportsmanship awards, with that of corporations and for examples the 'Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government performance', which we have detailed and explained above.
Thus, what we can conclude is that the presence of award giving committee or organizations is also one aspect that are accorded to acknowledge the many good works that are there for the taking amongst corporations who profess dimensional growth map and sustainable development in contributing to the society.