Creativity, innovative culture vital to drive productivity

Mussen (centre) and Ab Rahim (to his right) pose with Prokarisma Junior of Bintulu Port Holding Bhd, who is one of the Gold Award recipients at the programme.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, July 25: Both public and private sectors in Sarawak must prioritise innovative culture and creativity to improve productivity.

Increase in productivity would help the state to build strong economic growth, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

“Public and private sectors must go for creativity and innovation towards improving their output.

“Emphasising on culture to promote creativity and innovations in the work place will build strong productivity to support the growing economy,” he said when closing the Sabah-Sarawak Regional Team Excellence (RTEX) 2019 programme, here, today.

His text-of-speech was read by Assistant Industries and Investment Minister Malcolm Mussen Lamoh.

Awang Tengah lauded the Malaysian Productivity Corporation (MPC) for organising such programme, which would provide a strong platform to strengthen the creativity and innovative culture within an organisation.

“This platform will encourage organisations to produce more creative ideas,” he opined.

A total 480 participants from 38 organisations from both government and private sectors nationwide, took part in the two-day programme.

Awang Tengah advised that to be successful in their fields, an organisation must keep up with their industry’s latest trend and stay ahead of their competitors.

“Therefore, creative thinking is the way, dreaming up unique ways of doing things,” he continued.

RTEX 2019 was the fourth series of the event hosted by MPC. The agency has been involved in promoting various activities and initiatives to enhance productivity in the country.

MPC deputy director Ab Rahim Yusoff was present. — DayakDaily