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September 27, 2016


Almajdouie Holding Company’s prestigious innovation & collaborative platform ‘Almajdouie Spark Program’ has bagged seven (7) innovation excellence awards during the highly acclaimed ‘Ideas America Annual Summit & Award Ceremony 2016’ concluded in Atlanta – Georgia, USA for its nonstop efforts & matchless experiments on employee engagement, innovation elegance & continuous improvement.

Almajdouie Holding Company’s prestigious innovation & collaborative platform ‘Almajdouie Spark Program’ has bagged seven (7) innovation excellence awards during the highly acclaimed  ‘Ideas America Annual Summit & Award Ceremony 2016’ concluded in Atlanta – Georgia, USA for its nonstop efforts & matchless experiments on employee engagement, innovation elegance & continuous improvement.  Ideas America award were distributed for creative & innovation excellence in diverse categories such as:

 

(1) SEER GOLD AWARD for 100 % Participation - Almajdouie Spark, Almajdouie Holding Company, Saudi Arabia.

(2) SEER HONORABLE MENTION for Suggestion Per 100 Employees - Almajdouie Spark, Almajdouie Holding Company, Saudi Arabia.

(3) BRONZE AWARD for Best Communication Excellence Program – Almajdouie Spark, Almajdouie Holding Company, Saudi Arabia.

(4) HONORABLE MENTION for Team Idea of the Year – Almajdouie Spark, Almajdouie Holding Company, Saudi Arabia.

(5) GOLD AWARD for Best Suggestion Program Administrator – Manoj Philip.

(6) KUDOS AWARD for Best Interaction – Manoj Philip.

(7) KUDOS AWARD for Best Exposure of Suggestion System – Manoj Philip.

 

During this occasion, Mr. Abdullah Ali Almajdouie (Group President) has greeted employees and appreciated all those who made it possible; “Each of you should be proud since it is a collective effort“. Spark Patron Mr. Omar Almajdouie has expressed his extreme satisfaction and observed, “We are in the right track, let’s keep the momentum”. SCCH Mr. Amr Shahwan also congratulated all those who took part and accomplished this success.

Almajdouie Spark program have been honored with so many awards during the past years such as (1) Five excellence awards from Ideas.America in 2015, (2) No. 1 Innovative Company in the Kingdom (Saudi Innovation Index) in 2010 & (3) Dubai Quality Group Best Suggestion Program Administrator Award for Manoj Philip in 2016.

 

Almajdouie Spark Program started in 2003 and the organization have a strong vision behind the formation of Almajdouie Spark program such as (1) Promote Innovation/creativity culture in Almajdouie Holding Company (2) Ensure employees participation in groups business & remove their grievances (3) Enhance their innovative & creative calibers, Inspire them for qualitative changes (4) Empower their surroundings, Stimulate their social & cultural aspects (5) Encourage their traditional & humanitarian values, (6) Provide them noble missions/fabulous visions/marvelous dreams and (7) Finally, appreciate them for their contributions.

 

Almajdouie Spark Program reached 82,242 idea submissions from its employees, net savings reached SAR 48 million & organization accomplished 7,025 implementations until August 2016.

 

 

Spark Best Saving Idea Contest is one of the highest rewarding campaigns which Almajdouie Spark launched since 2015. This year, the first prize will be a Hyundai Elantra Car + rewards as per Spark rewards policy for single idea winners and SAR 100,000 + an international training package worth SAR 50,000 + rewards as per Spark rewards policy for the team idea winners.

 

In Sept. 2016, Almajdouie Spark introduced campaign oriented collaborative Spark new platform with advanced features. The new Spark platform is available both in intranet and internet and have an access from anywhere in the world. The new platform have so many advanced features such as area to announce idea campaigns, contests,  facility to vote, comment & like ideas,  earn points and monitory & non-monitory rewards on ideas,  submit idea as video, audio & photo,  mobile responsive version,  supporting multi languages,  SSO (Single Sign On) for the ad users,  ability to give accounts for the none ad users, dash board management and general reports, SMS & email integration,  area for events and public relation and social network integration and links.

 

Almajdouie Spark program promoted an innovation culture within the organization and rigorously motivating the entire system to do better and go for supreme heights. Moreover, Spark program really helped the organization to solve many of the issues related to our business. Overall, the concept & experience is transferable; other organizations can adopt such platforms for continuous improvement.  Multicultural environment and diverse business units, higher managements extreme care and support, excellent communication, excellent reward structure, highly interactive and talented Spark team are the key factors behind Spark success in Almajdouie Holding Company.

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