Dubai: State-owned utility service provider, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has earned a score of 98.1 percent in the Dubai Government’s Instant Happiness Index by Dubai Digital Authority, until end of June 2022.
Over the last 5 years, DEWA has been among the top large government organizations in Dubai Digital Authority’s Instant Happiness Index.
In 2021, DEWA got 665,000+ customer votes on all channels, achieving 97.9 percent rating compared to 96.3 percent in the previous year, ranking first among all entities that adopt the Instant Happiness Index.
The utility service provider also scored more than 90 percent in the Happiness Index for the Government of Dubai customers, conducted by the Dubai Government Excellence Program 2021.
DEWA offers all its services round the clock through many digital channels and platforms. The Instant Happiness Index is available on all DEWA’s channels, including its website, smart app and self-service Customer Happiness Centers. The Instant Happiness Index is also available on all services for customers, contractors and consultants.
The DEWA Official further elaborated that, “This feedback loop helps us constantly elevate the happiness levels of citizens, residents and visitors. We have also created an integrated framework for continuous improvement incorporating strong evaluation and follow-up mechanisms. This has enabled DEWA to set new global benchmarks in customer and society happiness.”
Mr. Al Tayer highlighted that the Authority plays a leading role in implementing the Happiness Index in cooperation with Dubai Digital Authority, including measurement and follow-up mechanisms in a systematic manner. DEWA uses the results to develop its services and channels to enhance customer experience.
The same is done according to advanced mechanisms to communicate with customers, get their feedback to regularly review the services matrix, map their customer journey, as well as using quality monitoring systems in the provision of services following the Services Guide Customer Charter, and adopting a clear strategy in managing service channels.
DEWA is also keen to listen to the ideas and feedback of customers and society in general to identify their needs. This helps DEWA develop innovative initiatives and creative ideas that contribute to achieving customer happiness and exceeding their expectations.
Last year, the Authority bagged 1st position across the globe in implementing the requirements of the International Customer Experience Standard (ICXS) for the 3rd consecutive year. DEWA achieved the highest score worldwide of 100 percent in the updated International Customer Experience Standard (ICXS2019).
The certificate, provided by the International Customer Experience Institute, is an international standard to evaluate the customer service experience in large organizations. It aims to help organizations manage and improve their customer experience and upgrade the quality of their services.
In a new global achievement that adds to its record of international awards in excellence, DEWA won the Outstanding Customer Service Award at the Global Excellence Assembly Awards 2022.
DEWA is the 1st entity to win more than one award in the same cycle based on the Baldrige Excellence Framework criteria, the highest level of recognition for Performance Excellence. The Assembly, based in New York, USA, commended DEWA and praised its success in institutionalizing a culture of excellence and making it a daily practice.