Minister of State for Development and the Future, Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, reviewed the UAE Government’s excellent experience in implementing a new weekly work system since the beginning of this year, to be the first country in the world to adopt a short weekly work system on government level, with the possibility of using flexible working hours.and remote work system.
She said during a session entitled “4 working days a week … Necessity or luxury?”, As part of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, that the United Arab Emirates is proactive in adopting new and future trends in government work, including new work systems, based on what characterizes its government Flexibility, high adaptability and visionary leadership based on achieving proactivity in consolidating the pillars of the future government.
Al Roumi explained that the preliminary results for the first three months of the implementation of the new work system in the UAE government were promising, as they revealed a decrease in employee absenteeism by 55%, while 71% of employees reported that they use more time with their families, in which surveys revealed that 70% of employees confirmed that they work more efficiently, that they are able to prioritize work throughout the week and manage their time better.
Al Roumi stressed that the new abbreviated weekly work system adopted by the United Arab Emirates with flexible working arrangements aims to improve the quality of life, achieve work-life balance, improve mental health, strengthen family ties and community relations, in addition to focusing on increasing productivity levels and supporting economic sectors And strengthening the UAE’s position as a global economic center and its competitiveness among the most attractive countries for work and life in the world.
She added that the United Arab Emirates has been successful in implementing the system, due to its flexibility, proactivity and adaptability, under a leadership that believes in continuous development and adopts increased levels of quality of life, and a future government that focuses on results and has strong systems. to measure and monitor its performance and services.
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