The management of the United Arab Emirates is portrayed as quite effective. The local management of these cities is paternalistic and directive. The role of the managers in the companies is to give clear instructions to the workers on what responsibilities and tasks they should perform. The employees are supposed to follow the guidelines provided and fulfill their duties. More technologies that are recent have further enhanced the future of management and performance analysis in UAE.
The importance of a local management is that it ensures the workers are held accountable for their responsibilities. Lack of such management creates confusion whereby the outsiders might view the nation as having incompetent managers. One way of looking at this type of management is that of a family where parents give the directives and the children follow. It is known as a paternalistic relationship (United Emirates Ministry of Cabinet Affair, 2007). However, despite the effectiveness of this type of management is flawed. The employees lack initiative as they always rely on the instructions given by the superiors. They fail to do more than required of them, as it would be seen as disobedience and not following instructions to the letter. Therefore, for the management to be effectively carried out, then the managers should clearly deliver the instructions ensuring that they are understood in order for the employees to carry them out perfectly.
Another management relationship or rather strategy that was unveiled in April 2007. This was strategic management plan drafted by the UAE government. It was meant for the achievement of goals set for 2008-2010 under the directive of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (United Emirates Ministry of Cabinet Affair, 2007). The management project was termed as Adaa. In order to ensure the implementation of the plans, initiatives and programs in the federal governments of the United Arab Emirates, an integrated system was put in place by under the directive of the Prime minister. The system was meant to monitor and manage performances and execution of operational and execution plans.
The objectives of UAE are centered on establishing itself as the most lucrative and best nation in the world by 2012. In effort to ensure the goals it set out were met, an electronic system was set up to monitor the performance of governmental institution and entities (United Emirates Ministry of Cabinet Affair, 2007). The evaluation of this performance was used to determine whether the entities reached the standards set. The electronic system has continued to be functional since its installation and easened the process of managing federal systems in the five emirates.
In the year 2012, there was a shift in the structure the Adaa Project. A better and more efficient version was developed with the aim of not only measuring performance but also managing it. This version would ensure sustenance of the enhancement of the entities by offering its support (United Emirates Ministry of Cabinet Affair, 2007). The flexibility of access of this version enables the employers and government officials to view how their respective corporates are performing. This is because the system can be accessed from a personal computer. The system is also capable of monitoring and managing the financial and performance of the company or federal government (United Emirates Ministry of Cabinet Affair, 2007). This aspect allows one to acquire information on the financial status and health of the entity and if it is accordance with the goals and ambitions set.
The preference of
this management software has had a positive impact on the management systems of
many institutions in the UAE. It can be termed as online management, as every
aspect of management can be assessed by simply reviewing the performance
records in the system from a computer. The development of newer versions
improves the management system in UAE providing even better service in
monitoring and measuring performance. The goals set out by the nation motivate
the advancement of this system. As expected, it has proved its worth in three
different ministries within the UAE government including the Ministry of labor,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Labor.
United Emirates Ministry of Cabinet Affair. (2007). Performance Management System, “ Adaa”. Dubai: UAE. Government Printing Office.