The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has recently been awarded for the second year in a row, the European Innovation Management Standard TS 16555, the first global standard of its kind, that provides an integrated institutional system for innovation and includes a set of standards and requirements supporting the application of enterprise innovation.
The Authority qualified for the standard after the completion of innovation management audits by the competent company and the awarding body, British Standard Institute (BSI), and seeks to establish a culture of innovation in the work environment.
Khalid Al Mazmi, Director of Strategy and Future Department, confirmed that the certification helps to achieve the strategic goals of the Authority, contributes to making the UAE one of the most innovative countries in the world and supports creation of a supportive business environment for innovation.
Head of Excellence Department, Maitha Kalithum, said that the Authority has prepared guidelines for innovation management and policies that support the documentation of innovative ideas and projects, stressing that the management always seeks to provide a positive environment for employees and encourage them to innovate.
She said: “The Authority has launched its plan for the month of innovation through its website, including a series of internal and external events. The plan will extend until the end of February, targeting the Authority’s employees and employees from the ministries and federal entities wishing to participate in the activities, which include discussion groups, workshops, innovation laboratories, field visits and practical applications.