The IMS team ended Quality month today with a bang! The celebrations kicked off at the start of this month at the BMMI Tower with a healthy breakfast by Talent Manager Sarah Al Sairafi and an opening presentation conducted by Vice President of IMS, Suttish Boodoo.
Many activities took place during the month, including an IMS internal auditors training at Downtown Rotana. The training consisted of some members of the IMS team, as well as employees from different departments and business units. Employees from our operations in Djibouti and Ghana also attended.
The training was conducted by Bureau VERITAS’. The purpose was to develop the skills and knowledge for understanding the background of IMS, as well as to familiarise the participants with the requirements of the IMS standards. Moreover, they were introduced to the principles and practices of IMS auditing, learned how to plan and prepare for the IMS audit and perform the audit as well as report its results.
Moreover, in support World Diabetes Day the team partnered up with American Mission Hospital to provide our employees with diabetes and blood pressure screenings, in order to raise awareness. Representatives from the hospital visited both our BMMI Tower locations, as well as Sitra HQ.
In collaboration with the Learning and Development department, a LIFO session was conducted for the GSS Bahrain team at the BMMI Tower. The team learned more about themselves, including their strengths and weaknesses, and how they can become even more productive as a team. Through various activities and games, they were able to identify their basic orientation to life, or behavioural style. This enables them to be more productive in their work and recognise where improvements need to be made, or where they should remain the same.
In addition to the IMS Steering Committee meeting, an Inclusivity and Diversity workshop also took place last week. What is normally a two-day workshop, was condensed to an intense half day session at the BMMI Tower. The workshop kicked off with a discussion of the business case for diversity and inclusion; followed by a clear understanding of the underlying concepts behind diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. Sarah Al Sairafi, Talent Manager, who was one of the facilitators, summed it up perfectly, "appreciation bridges the gap between diversity and inclusivity". This statement especially resonated with the attendees. “It was such an informative, engaging & inclusive session. I think sessions like these can really help BMMI reach its true potential to be a more inclusive and diverse workplace. Change starts with us and I definitely intend to implement what I learned from the session,” said Amaal Raheem, Quality Systems Specialist. Thank you to all who registered for the session and to those who didn't get a chance to register for this session, you will get the change to register for upcoming sessions very soon.
The month closed with a small ceremony where PIP champions and IMS internal auditors were awarded with certificates. Our business partners, American Mission Hospital, JAFCON and Bureau Veritas were also presented with awards for their support and participation.