Sunday 14 August 2022 - 2:21:54 pm

Executive Council of Dubai approves ‘Services 360’ to improve and develop government services


DUBAI, 14th March, 2022 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, approved the ‘Services 360’ policy which aims to improve and enhance government services and keep pace with global developments in the sector.

‘Services 360’ lays down a new vision and roadmap for the future of services in Dubai and provides a seamless, proactive, customised and integrated system that caters to customers’ expectations and needs.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan said: "I have the utmost confidence in the capabilities of our dedicated team in achieving unprecedented leaps in government performance. ‘Services 360’ will significantly improve the way we address government work in Dubai by bolstering the government to operate as one united entity. Our objective, as always, is to serve the people."

His Highness affirmed that the Dubai Government is structured based on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who established the principles of building a dynamic and integrated government system that pursues continuous development to best serve Dubai’s citizens and residents and facilitate their experiences through leadership in government services.

The ‘Services 360’ policy will focus on eight main principles that will unify workstreams across government entities, including: -A digital-first experience based on the provision of digital and real-time services, as well as adopting the digital identity (UAE Pass) as a unified entry system for all government services, while providing full support to the customer.

-Proactive services that enhance communication with customers to anticipate their needs for the services and respond accordingly, and ultimately reduce the efforts made by the customers.

-Integrated data and services system that minimises data requirements from the customer and facilitates services by connecting databases among government entities.

-Unified and customised channels that are built based on the customer’s preference and made available 24/7 to deliver an exceptional customer journey.

-Service efficiency that enhances creativity and innovation in providing services along with regular follow-ups and amendments in line with evolving efficiency and effectiveness measures.

-Customer-focused services by placing customers’ needs and expectations at the heart of service improvement and designing integrated and creative customer journeys.

-The policy also introduces the concept of a Service Advisor, which transforms "frontline employees" to "service advisors" to ensure services are delivered by efficient, competent, skillful and knowledgeable advisors.

-Partnership with the private sector that will facilitate provision of government services, or part of the services, through public-private partnerships to maximise the efficiency of services as well as enrich city experiences through these partnerships.

The policy has set a number of ambitious goals for providing services, including: 100% proactive and automated services; 90% integrated services; and 90% service provision without the physical presence of the customer.

As for the targets concerned with service delivery channels, the policy is aiming for 100% conversion to shared channels; 95% self-services; 95% digital adoption; in addition to 90% average channel evaluation.

Under the implementation of the Services 360 policy, the Dubai Government will achieve a quantum leap in providing services through unified digital channels that will positively impact customers, as it is expected to achieve annual financial savings exceeding AED1 billion during the next five years and the elimination of nine million physical customer visits to service centers annually. The policy will also free up over 300,000 working hours in the Dubai Government annually.

The ‘Services 360’ policy was developed with the General Secretariat of The Executive Council and the Dubai Model Center team in close collaboration with the Dubai Digital Authority as well as other relevant government entities. The Dubai Model Center will oversee the implementation of the policy alongside the other government entities to ensure the implementation of the approved methodologies, evaluate the achievement of targets, and submit periodic reports.

During the next phase, the Dubai Digital Authority will work on enabling government entities to fully transition to proactive digital services; thus contributing to maintaining optimum quality in the provision of digital services and developing a secure digital environment for data protection, information systems, and communication networks.

WAM/Hatem Mohamed