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Malaysia Airports Organises Second Annual ICC Convention 2012

28 June 2012

Kuala Lumpur, 28 June 2012 - In today's highly competitive environment, the ability to embrace change swiftly and productively becomes a competitive factor in organisational strategy. Therefore, with the objective to sustain a platform to encourage its employees to enhance their competitiveness, Malaysia Airports organised the second annual Innovative and Creative Circle (ICC) Convention 2012 on 17 May at its Corporate Office in Sepang.

Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director of Malaysia Airports said, "Since its introduction, ICC activities have evolved as part of the Malaysia Airports' best practices, and are highly recognised for its effectiveness in sharpening processes and creating solutions in the workplace."

He added, "This contributes to innovation of products that would satisfy customers' need, provides improvements in existing products and services that would further delight customers, or optimise costs and simplify work processes."

The innovative and creative projects presented at ICC Convention 2012 were testament of the ability of the people in Malaysia Airports in applying their creativity and innovativeness to enhance productivity and competitiveness.

The ICC Convention 2012 served as a platform for Malaysia Airports in giving due recognition to all participating circles that have excelled in achieving value generation and cost savings for their respective organisations.

A total of 10 teams presented their ideas on improving or enhancing current work processes. While working on the projects, it presents the team members with the opportunity to exercise their problem-solving skills and enhance their sense of belonging to their workplace.

Other benefits include improving two way communication and teamwork. Management becomes more aware of staff capabilities, while staff become more attuned to the place of continuous change and improvement in running an organisation.

Communication and teamwork between departments also sharpen. Organisations that introduce ICC programs help improve quality standards, workers' morale and help establish customer confidence.

Team Boomerang representing KLIA's Baggage Handling System (BHS) unit, won the first place and took home a RM3,000 cash prize, individual trophies for each member and also the challenge trophy.

There were also exhibition booths showcasing the improvement initiatives undertaken by respective units on display during the ICC Convention.

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