Promote innovation at workplace, says expert
Dubai, August 12, 2010
The Mena business sector must support and promote innovation in the workplace as part of corporate culture, said an academic expert.
Mena-based companies have shown significant progress in the field by investing in the enhancement of their staff’s skills as part of a region-wide drive to spread a culture of innovation, said Mark Andrews, Mena regional director of Edexcel, a leading provider of academic and professional qualifications.
Andrews pointed out that companies in the Middle East have, in recent years, adopted radical changes in running their businesses by integrating information technology into almost every aspect of business, providing customers with better services and connecting and empowering employees.
These moves have undoubtedly supported the organisations in their bid to boost their business and expand their footprints across global markets, he added.
Andrews indicated that there exists an interactive relationship between innovation and creation of business opportunities and that education plays a key role in providing individuals with the skills to develop innovative ideas that help companies expand.
The Mena market is experiencing an upsurge in the training middle and senior management or private companies and across all levels in government departments, he said.
According to Andrews, this proves that the region as a whole is committed to setting a foundation for strong, sustainable growth and highlights the importance of governments and private companies sharing expertise. – TradeArabia News Service