Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) recently organised a workshop for its top management in collaboration with McKinsey & Company to tackle the key challenges being faced by the utility.
The "Dewa’s Enterprise Agility from Leading to Global" workshop is part of the company's strategy to become a fully agile utility.
It discussed several topics including its enterprise agility survey; aligning operations and services with its agility framework; benchmarks in enterprise agility with similar organisations, and identifying priorities to promote the utility's enterprise agility, stated its MD & CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
"Organisations must always develop to keep pace with changes and turn challenges into opportunities within a comprehensive system of integrated organisational work. Dewa’s resilience and agility play a key role in its success and excellence," noted Al Tayer.
"We do this by identifying opportunities, analysing the internal and external environment, and defining stakeholders’ needs and turning them into strategic initiatives. Dewa’s practices have become a benchmark for many organisations around the world," he added.
Al Tayer thanked McKinsey & Company for its cooperation in organising this workshop, which identified the key challenges Dewa has to overcome to become an agile world-class utility and also achieve its vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation.
Waleed Salman, Executive VP of Business Development & Excellence at Dewa, said that the workshop supports its strategy to implement enterprise agility across all its sectors.
"This year, 20 of its staff members in top positions have received Certified Agile Leadership certificates and 20 Agility Champions got Certified Scrum Master certificates for agile project management, accredited by the Scrum Alliance," noted Salman.
"By the end of the year, an additional 60 Dewa staff members will be certified in enterprise agility, in cooperation with leading international organisations," he added.-TradeArabia News Service