Hussein El Kazzaz, Managing Director, SKOPOS Consulting Group
A positive corporate culture (40 per cent of respondents) and an open-door policy (100 per cent) are the two key elements of an ideal workplace, according to a recent region-wide human resource (HR) survey conducted by IIR Middle East. Results also pointed to the UAE as the most conducive to pioneering HR policies.
Employee engagement and transparency were also found to be essential to enhanced employee performance within an organizational culture. The outcomes reflect the growing need to adopt effective Organization Development (OD) strategies for adopting the best culture for an enterprise, says SKOPOS Consulting Group, a leading OD solutions firm serving the Middle East and Africa markets.
“Across the Middle East more companies are introducing HR policies to positively transform their prevailing culture. This has spurred a corresponding rise in demand for corporate training and team building programs. People are always the foundation of business success so SKOPOS has been building on its own expertise to come up with techniques that empower the workforce, nurture a forward-thinking and harmonious culture, and develop inspired leadership,” said Dr. Hussein El Kazzaz, Managing Director, SKOPOS Consulting Group.
A recent global poll shows that only 30 per cent of organizational change programs are successful even if they are well-meant and carefully planned. Most of the failures can be traced to inexperienced implementation. As one of the first consulting companies in the MEA region to focus solely on Organization Development, SKOPOS Consulting Group offers a wide range of Culture Transformation, Organizational Design, and Organizational Vision/Mission/Values solutions. The group’s main services and tools include Executive Coaching, Conflict Management, Team Building, Leadership Development, and Communication, all of which consider both the ‘soft’ (human capital) and ‘hard’ (Organization Design) aspects of organizations, with Right Scope as the arm of the Group that is focused on developing small and medium sized businesses through OD.
SKOPOS Consulting Group is leading provider of advanced executive coaching, corporate team building, and soft and hard skills development solutions across the MEA region. It was founded in 1991 in San Jose, California, USA but then moved to the Middle East in 2002 to focus on delivering high-quality Organization Development solutions to the region. SKOPOS has offices in Dubai, Cairo and Bahrain.