The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources recently held a session of the Reading Club, one of the cultural initiatives of FAHR, at its headquarter in Dubai. The session was part of a series of events organized by the Authority in conjunction with “March, National Reading Month” initiative announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
During the session, the book "Institutional Happiness" by Rola Al Maaytah and Saleh Al Hamouri was reviewed, and the author Rola Al Maaytah gave a presentation in which she highlighted the main chapters and contents of the book and the positive messages it contained. She stressed that happiness at work can be achieved through a strong emotional attachment of employees to the workplace, considering themselves responsible for the organization’s success.
She said: “Organizations that focus on happiness of employees are more capable of enhancing their competitive advantage, promoting their reputation, increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty, as well as achieving employee wellness, thus increasing their productivity and reducing the turnover rates. Every employee is indispensable part of the organizational memory”.
She added that the successful institution is the one that sets a specific work plan and policy to deal with passive employees, combat work pressure, eliminate negative energy. According to her, employees’ stay in an organization largely depends on the positive attitude of the leadership.
Speaking about the qualities of the positive and happy employee, she said that they include: confidence in the organization and leadership, optimum use of available resources, strong relationship with others, in addition to dedication to work and loyalty to one’s organization.
Launched by the Authority as one of its pioneering knowledge initiatives. The Reading Club reflects the Authority’s ongoing efforts to establish a culture of reading and knowledge among employees by organizing a series of cultural and scientific events that will enable them to enrich their knowledge and professional and personal experiences.