Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, has approved the work-from-home system for government employees in Dubai. The move is in line with the decision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to harness latest technological innovations while also creating a flexible work environment for the next generation of jobs, reported Gulf News.
“Remote work is one of the solutions that proved successful in maintaining the sustainability of business during the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
“It is a flexible system that enables an employee to discharge his tasks and helps him be more creative,” Sheikh Hamdan stated. “We are working to enhance the leadership of the government work system in Dubai. Our government embraces the future and constantly strives to find proactive solutions to challenges. We have the potential to strengthen our preparedness and harness the tools that support our forward approaches and focus on making the best use of opportunities.”
The remote work system has been accepted in accordance with the requirements of the future jobs, where the employee can perform his duties from anywhere in the world, using communication and information technology. Abdullah Ali Zayed Al Falasi, Director General of Dubai Government’s Human Resources Department noted, “We are keen to implement Sheikh Mohammed’s vision for enhancing the government efficiency by investing in human resources and developing their capabilities to uplift the government’s performance and be well-prepared for future jobs.” He referred to the successful experience of remote work that took place between mid-March 2020 and mid-June 2020 following the Covid-19 outbreak. “The experience was a resounding success as Dubai government departments succeeded 100 per cent in applying the work-from-home system. The performance rates were very high and things went normal. This has encouraged the application of the remote work system in normal conditions,” he said.