Staff with commitment is essential to maintain our professional excellence and work productivity. We can never deliver quality services to the society without talents who are enthusiastic and dedicated in their works. Therefore, we strive to create the most inclusive, open and participatory working environment for our staff to realise and maximise their potential. We also proactively engage our staff to understand their views and concerns to cater for their needs.
Staff Motivation Scheme
The Scheme aspires to enhance our productivity and to improve the service quality and performance of our staff. Since 1993, we have organised a wide variety on initiatives to reinforce staff's awareness on our departmental performance pledges, meanwhile, to facilitate the team building among staff members.
During the year, we organised the following activities under the Staff Motivation Scheme:
- Schematic Architectural Design Idea Competition for the Proposed Cycle Track between Serenada Cove and Ting Kau
Our in-house architects have participated in the competition to produce architectural and landscape designs for a cycle track. The ideas generated will facilitate Civil Engineering and Development Department in developing a final design that is distinguished recreational facility that is well-blended with the environment in the vicinity.
- My Favourite Knowledge Hub
As a staff award scheme, "My Favourite Knowledge Hub" has been organised for the Knowledge Management Managers to present their individual knowledge hub to encourage experience sharing between different projects. Our colleagues have also actively participated in the online voting to select their most favourite hubs, which competes in the criteria of "Aesthetic", "Innovative", "Richness", "User-friendliness" and "Presentation".
- Design Competition on "ArchSD Umbrella"
The competition aims to enhance staff morale and sense of belonging to the Department. We have received a number of applications from our colleagues. The designs of the winners are as follows:
- Cooling Kit for Outdoor Activities
This design competition aims to arouse staff's awareness about the occupational safety when working in the hot weather. We have received many innovative concepts on the kit design that can effectively reduce the thermal impact, while help the staff looks "cool".
- Competition of Cover Design for General Specification 2012
General Specification is a key controlling document detailing the standard technical requirements of quality and workmanship for the major trades of works for ArchSD construction contracts. The document sets the standard for best practices and has been widely adopted by the construction industry as reference and benchmark.
To echo the formal launch of the General Specification 2012, a creativity competition has been held to solicit innovative ideas from all ArchSD staff for the cover design.
- Photographic Competition - Serve and Care for Our Community by Enriching the Living Environment through Quality Professional Services
To enhance staff communication and team spirit, we organised a photographic competition with the theme "Serve and Care for Our Community by Enriching the Living Environment through Quality Professional Services". We have received a number of high quality entries from colleagues.
- Design Competition on 'Site Safety Measures'
In order to foster continual site safety improvement at our construction sites, a competition has been held for all site supervisory staff to submit entries related to either "Unsafe Condition on site" or "Unsafe Act on Site". Recommended improvement measures specific to the unsafe condition/act illustrated are also provided so as to broaden the safety knowledge and awareness of site staff.
- Technical Presentations
As in the previous years, this activity has been organised to provide a platform for our young graduate engineers to deliver technical presentations. The audience comprises colleagues from the Structural Engineering Branch. This activity fosters internal sharing of professional knowledge and experiences.
- Teamwork in Action - Photo-taking/Video-taking Group Competition
The competition aims at building up the sense of belongings within the Quantity Surveying Branch. Groups from the branch were invited to submit photos or video to introduce their members and their work to other staff.
- Competition on the Best Reply to Complaint
A competition has been organised for the Senior Maintenance Surveyor and Maintenance Surveyor grade colleagues to prepare formal replies to complaints. As part of Chinese course work, the competition helps our colleagues to practice writing skills in a practical setting. An Adjudication Panel chaired by our Assistant Director (Property Services) with advice from the course trainers has been established to assess the entries.
- My Favourite Knowledge Paper
This award scheme focuses on recognising staff's devoted efforts to knowledge harvest and promoting the sharing of valuable knowledge papers among colleagues. The enrollment received was overwhelming — all nine Knowledge Hubs have their papers submitted, totaling 16 entries to compete for the Awards. About 400 colleagues have also casted their support to the scheme by voting their favourite papers online.
Staff Recreational Activities
Our dragon boat racing teams continue to splash their way across the water in the Dragon Boat Racing Competitions held in Chai Wan, Shatin, Tai O and Sai Kung. This festive event has become an important occasion for our staff to showcase their team spirit and sportsmanship.
Our energetic team members from different units have joined forces to participate in various competitions as well as charity events to show our support for their causes. These include the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) Sport Day and Oxfam Trailwalker.
Other staff recreational activities have also been organised throughout the year.