We all have our own share of daily tasks to keep track of and the greater the task, the greater the responsibility. So if you are a company, more precisely a corporation, how do you quantify and measure responsibility? How do you know if you are performing well, from a social sustainability viewpoint?
Over the past decades, financial institutions worldwide or banks, in particular, have had to deal with the pressures of an industry that is continuously changing its game. New, or updated, market regulations, increasing defaults on loans due to unemployment, collapses in the housing market, and rising overhead costs, have all exhausted the banking system. Moreover, the fragmentation between large transaction volume branches and low transaction volume branches has substantially impacted numerous banks all over the world.
The Department of Economic Development (DED) of Abu Dhabi is a governmental entity “responsible for proposing the economic and commercial policy of Abu Dhabi Emirate and preparing the plans and programmes required for implementing this policy”, as stated by the Abu Dhabi Government.
Most companies have no formal outsourcing process and make short-term decisions based on cost-reduction, and risk mitigation, rather than securing added value alongside continuous improvement. In spite of the intense research activities, there are few frameworks depicting the actual stages and the layout of the overall process of outsourcing.
The rapid expansion of the healthcare industry has led to important developments in the domain. One of the fastest growing specialties in the field has been hospital medicine, born out of the requirement to improve efficiency and quality of clinical care in hospitals. The success and growth of this particular field is based on its primary focus: delivering safe and high value clinical care.