Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has recorded a happiness index of 83.22% in 2017, compared to 81.15% in 2016, according to the Employee Happiness Survey.
“DEWA places employee happiness within its strategic priorities. We have learned from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, that employee happiness is essential to achieve community happiness. DEWA has therefore launched the Employment happiness programmes, in line with its corporate strategy aimed at creating a happier and more positive work environment. DEWA also works to launch initiatives and programmes aimed at providing an encouraging work environment,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
Al Tayer highlighted that the employee happiness index is measured according to a mechanism established by DEWA. It depends on planning, supervising, and implementing the index in accordance with a specific methodology that takes into consideration the principles and requirements of stakeholder surveys in cooperation with the Employee Happiness Department. The study measures employees’ happiness in various aspects of DEWA’s work, while allowing them the opportunity to express their views and suggestions on topics of interest to them. The results of the study are also used to develop new programmes and initiatives to enhance employee happiness.