SPARK OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY, INCREASES PERFORMANCE

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UUM ONLINE: The 2018 UUM Open Innovative and Creative Group (KIK) Convention provides the opportunity for members of staff to contribute more creative and innovative ideas in enhancing their respective department's performance.

The Director of UUM Institute of Quality Management (IPQ) , Prof. Dr. Nor Aziah Abd Manaf said the dynamic economic, social, technological and cultural transformation required a lot of innovation and creativity in facing the upcoming 4.0 industrial revolution.

"Hence, various transformation initiatives have been implemented to make products and services offered become more innovative and creative, while creating, building and using more effective management methods.

"In order to ensure the innovation and creativity that have been produced continue to become sustainable, the publication of innovative documents must also be implemented for mutual benefit," she said when opening the 2018 UUM Open Innovative and Creative Group (KIK) Convention.

According to her, by applying knowledge-based and creativity-driven concepts will produce innovation that have added value to the product or service, either from management or technical aspect.

"Innovation and creativity are crucial in creating a viable and competitive work environment in order to compete in an increasingly challenging world.

"Every innovative idea starts with determination and leadership qualities in other words, quality leaders can be the leader of innovation," she said at the Seminar Hall A, the Convention Centre, yesterday.

But she added that the culture of innovation was not only the responsibility of the leaders of the organization because all employees were regarded as practitioners, therefore, innovation plans must involve all employees.

"KIK is a dynamic mechanism which provides staff with the opportunity to solve problems, improve existing work processes and standards and generate new ideas.

"I would like to thank all those involved, especially the Institute of Quality Management as organizers and the panel of evaluators and to all the teams who took up the challenge to compete," he said.

The convention attracted participation from the Fire and Rescue Department of Johor and Kedah, the Muda Agriculture Development Authority (MADA) as well as Centre for Corporate Development And Quality Management (PUSPEK) Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).

Two categories were contested namely Management and Technical featuring the Best Innovation Award, Best Performance Award, Best Facilitator Award, Best Visual Award and Best Creativity Award.

 

CETUSAN INOVASI DAN KREATIVITI, TINGKAT PRESTASI

UUM ONLINE: Konvensyen Kumpulan Inovatif dan Kreatif (KIK) Terbuka UUM 2018 memberi peluang kepada kakitangan untuk memberi idea yang lebih kreatif dan inovatif dalam meningkatkan lagi prestasi jabatan masing-masing.

 

Pengarah Institut Pengurusan Kualiti, UUM, Prof. Dr. Nor Aziah Abd Manaf berkata, transformasi ekonomi, sosial, teknologi dan budaya yang dinamik memerlukan banyak cetusan inovasi dan kreativiti dalam mendepani revolusi perindustrian 4.0.

“Oleh itu, pelbagai inisiatif transformasi telah dilaksanakan bagi menjadikan produk dan perkhidmatan yang ditawarkan lebih berinovatif dan kreatif, di samping mencipta, membina dan menggunakan kaedah pengurusan yang lebih efektif.

“Bagi memastikan inovasi dan kreativiti yang telah dihasilkan kekal lestari, penerbitan dokumen inovasi juga perlu dilaksanakan untuk manfaat bersama,” ucapnya ketika merasmikan Konvensyen Kumpulan Inovatif dan Kreatif (KIK) Terbuka UUM 2018.

Menurutnya, dengan menerapkan konsep knowledge-based dan creativity-driven terhasillah inovasi yang memberikan nilai tambah kepada produk atau perkhidmatan, sama ada dari sudut pengurusan atau teknikal.

“Inovasi dan kreativiti amat penting bagi mewujudkan persekitaran pekerjaan yang berdaya maju dan kompetitif agar dapat bersaing dalam dunia yang semakin mencabar.

“Setiap idea inovasi bermula dengan keazaman dan kualiti kepimpinan dalam erti kata lain, pemimpin yang berkualiti mampu menjadi peneraju inovasi,” luahnya di Dewan Seminar A, Pusat Konvensyen, semalam.

Namun tambahnya, budaya inovasi bukanlah tanggungjawab pemimpin organisasi sahaja kerana semua kakitangan ialah pengamal justeru itu, rancangan inovasi mestilah melibatkan semua warga kerja.

“KIK merupakan satu mekanisma yang dinamik untuk memberi peluang kepada semua kakitangan dalam proses penyelesaian masalah, penambahbaikan proses kerja dan standard yang sedia ada serta menjana idea baharu.

“Saya mengucapkan terima kasih kepada semua pihak yang terlibat, khususnya Institut Pengurusan Kualiti selaku penganjur dan panel penilai serta syabas kepada semua pasukan yang menyahut cabaran untuk bertanding,” katanya.

Konvensyen kali ini menarik penyertaan luar dari Jabatan Bomba & Penyelamat Negeri Johor dan Kedah, Lembaga Kemajuan Pertanian Muda (MADA) serta Pusat Pembangunan Korporat & Pengurusan Kualiti (PUSPEK), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP).

Dua kategori yang dipertandingkan iaitu Pengurusan dan Teknikal yang menampilkan Anugerah Inovasi Terbaik, Anugerah Persembahan Terbaik, Anugerah Fasilitator Terbaik, Anugerah Visual Terbaik dan Anugerah Kreativiti Terbaik.

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