MTI at UAE Government Strategy Conference
MTI Consulting, among the fastest growing international strategy
consultancies, shared their insights at the second UAE Government
Organizations Strategy Development Conference organized by Datamatrix.
MTI Consulting lead consultant for Pakistan Dhanushka
Lead Consultant for Pakistan, Dhanushka Jayakody focused on strategy
realization for government organisations thinking ahead to 2015, in line
with the Dubai Strategic Plan. One can observe that the way in which
government institutions operate and enable businesses and citizens has
to continue changing as a consequence of the transforming global
Moreover, the role of government organisations worldwide is
transforming from that focus shifts from political independence to
economic interdependence, from natural resources to management
resources. In other words, the need today is a government-enabled
MTI Consulting suggested that government organizations approach this
change in a way such that strategic planning stretches beyond budgets
and from a ground zero perspective. The contemporary approach is to
understand how government organizations can develop their competencies
to meet the nation's needs. It is also important to continuously scan
for blue oceans with high value opportunities. For instance, Thailand
has positioned itself for medical tourism while Perth, Australia is a
calling for Chinese to be educated in English.
In turn, this gives strong precedence to solid national economic
vision. In the case of Singapore, the master plan prioritises developing
Singapore as a magnet for business and to be a choice of home. One may
ask how do we progress from GNP to Gross National Happiness as is the
case in Bhutan, recognising the softer side in a competitive world.
"While IT systems have significantly developed, the human discipline
in using systems have lagged far behind"
Jayakody went on to elaborate how government organizations need to
link their structures and modify the standard operating procedures,
beyond the government regulations and reinvent their operations.
Building the competencies of government staff over a period of time was
identified as a critical factor in this process of transformation. MTI
Consulting has operations in Bahrain, Bangladesh, Dubai, India,
Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and UK, with strategic alliances in
Africa, Americas, Australia and Europe. Having worked on more than 350
assignments across various industry sectors, including a landmark
assignment with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan its business
strategy solutions for government institutions include Organization
Development, Process Re-engineering, Competency Development and