By Noor Eszereen Juferi
Photos by Marina Ismail
SERDANG – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Fauzi Ramlan has called on the staff of UPM to have the capacity to generate new ideas that can bring prosperity to the community.
He said in his speech that he was calling on the UPM staff to have an open mind in accepting changes that will further improve the quality of services provided.
“We cannot be complacent with what we are doing currently which is merely focusing on the implementation of routine tasks.
It is now the time to migrate from the ‘old school of thought’ to a new thinking and to be prepared to accept changes that should be merged with the implementation of their respective core businesses,” he said at the UPM-level 2013 Quality and Innovative Service Day (HKIP UPM), here.
He said UPM had implemented several initiatives in an effort to develop a culture of innovation and creativity. Several changes especially in the work style had been carried out and improved so that the service delivery system could be further streamlined.
“An improvement in the level of creativity and innovation in carrying out daily routine not only brings about added value to the organization but also contributes to the development of quality human capital that can project their respective potentials in a prudent manner and with integrity,” he said.
UPM Registrar, Dato’ Wan Azman Wan Omar said the Quality and Innovative Service Day aims to appreciate and give recognition to efforts on innovation and to strengthen the values of integrity among UPM staff.
“The enculturation of innovation in the organization will diversify the dimension of innovations in the way we think and act so that they will continue to be relevant and in line with the needs of current services and work practices,” he said.
Meanwhile, the UPM Quality and Innovation Day Celebration which is being held for the first time this year is divided into four categories of awards namely the 5S Practice Award (Anugerah Amalan 5S); Asset Management Award (Anugerah Pengurusan Aset); Innovation Award (Anugerah Inovasi) and Customer Service Award (Anugerah Khidmat Pelanggan).
HKIP UPM 2013 List of Winners:
(A) Asset Management Award (Anugerah Pengurusan Aset)
Group 1 – Academic Section
Group 2 – Faculty of Design and Architecture
Group 3 – University Health Centre
Group 4 – Sports Academy
(B) 5S Practice Award (Anugerah Amalan 5S)
First – Registrar’s Office
Second – Faculty of Human Ecology
Third – Institute of Social Science Studies (IPSAS)
(C) Innovation Award
Team – Smart ACQLIB (Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad)
Individual – Dr. Azhar Mohd Nasir (Faculty of Economics and Management)
Team – PK-(FIKIR) (Pusat Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah)
Individual – En. Mohd Isnanin Ali (Entrepreneur Development and Graduand Marketability Centre)
Team – GTRE Power Saving Group (Faculty of Engineering)
(C) Customer Service Award
First – University Health Centre
Second – Pusat Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
Third - Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad
(E) Special Award (PTJ Certified 5S)
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