‘Remote Work’ system introduced
Judicial employees in Abu Dhabi will now be able to work from home with the introduction of the ‘telecommuting’ system.
The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department on Wednesday said it has launched the ‘Remote Work’ system where workers can perform their duties using the new technology ‘telecommuting’ and without visiting the workplaces.
Telecommuting – also known as remote work or teleworking – is a work arrangement in which employees do not travel, commute or travel to their central place of work and decide to carry out their job from other places, including their homes or some other remote workplace.
Yousef Saeed Al Abri, undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, said the “telecommuting” system promotes flexible working methods, which are based on the use of technology as an enabling tool to enhance productivity and reach the highest level of professional service delivery.
“The new system will ensure the strategic priority of the department in enhancing the effectiveness and sustainability of judicial processes and ensure universal access to services,” he pointed out.
Al Abri noted that the judicial department will continue to develop mechanisms and procedures in line with the directives of the Government of Abu Dhabi and under the directives of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
He explained that if employees use the mobile technology, it will enable the judicial department to benefit from accomplishing tasks quickly and accurately through the modern technology, thereby achieving its vision of excellence and effectiveness of an independent judicial system and providing quality legal services.
“Assessing employees’ performance based on results or performance is the right approach, which highlights the importance of teleworking and its role in increasing productivity and morale among employees,” said Al Abri.
“And in turn, it will be reflected in the improvement of services provided to the public.”
Yousuf Al Hosani, head of the Courts Support Department, said that the introduction of the telecommuting system comes in line with the work of the public notary administration and documentation on developing electronic services and the transformation to digital services so as to reach the highest level of service delivery through the use of modern technology.”
He noted that the application of the new system will be based on a specific schedules and tasks and that it would be periodical.
“The procedures for teleworking will include using a special network at the department that allows the employees concerned to communicate using text, audio and video through a computer or mobile phone and will allow the team head to receive all information and workloads from his team continuously, while giving out instructions to his team,” said All Hosani.
“This will transcend the traditional meetings and support a collaborative approach to the work that allows all employees to make and receive video calls and share important documents among themselves using a computer of mobile phone.”