Our first batch of Productivity Improvement Programme (PIP) students have graduated!
Twenty of our employees were recently awarded with certificates for their completion of the Productivity Improvement Programme (PIP), in a ceremony that took place in BMMI Tower.
The PIP aims to help participants identify areas to improve in terms of productivity, along with methods to improve them, as well as measuring work productivity levels using more than 19 internationally recognised tools. The program takes a ‘learning by doing’ approach and consists of three levels. The first level is a three-day interactive workshop, the second level consists of identifying a productivity improvement project, while the final level involves the preparation of the plan’s implementation, as well as performing initial actions in the productivity improvement project.
The program is designed and delivered by JAFCON Consultants for Productivity Improvement, and is financed fully by Tamkeen’s Career Progression Program (CPP). The PIP is also accredited by the Institute of Management Services (IMS) in the United Kingdom, who audited all three stages and concluded that the projects submitted by BMMI participants “are of a similar standard to that of the IMS Project which is part of the IMS Diploma course”.
The PIP program started on November 24, 2014 and concluded in July of this year, with the total number of training and coaching hours exceeding 1,400. Being the first batch from Bahrain to complete the PIP with IMS accreditation, all participating BMMI employees received certificates from IMS, as well as a one-year membership with the institute.
“The PIP will truly benefit the participants and the organisation, yielding both financial and non-financial returns,” said Mahdi Jawad, Learning & Development Manager and Project Manager for PIP. “The financial returns measured by the participants exceeds BD 230,000 in a one year period. Therefore, the return of investment of PIP (financial returns divided by training fees paid by Tamkeen CPP) exceeds four-folds,” he added.
The PIP graduation ceremony was attended by Gordon Boyle, BMMI’s President & CEO, as well as Dr Akbar Jaffari, CE of JAFCON. One of the graduates, Tanweer Rahimun, Manager of Performance Management & Employee Relations, gave a short speech at the event. She started off by thanking JAFCON for their patience and support, especially Dr Akbar, Mr Jalal Majeed, Principal Consultant, and Ebrahim Radhi, Senior Consultant, who were most involved in the project.
Tanweer also stressed how blessed she feels to work in BMMI, a company that invests in the continual development of its employees. “BMMI is a place where they truly encourage people to further their careers and reach their aspirations and I am very grateful for that,” said Tanweer. “The PIP has provided us with insight into how to improve and save money for the company, it is not just about having a plan or receiving a certificate, but it is now in our hands to implement our projects and what we learned to help our teams and organisation,” she added.