Today, most professionals will turn down a job, or even call it quits, if they do not experience both professional and personal growth, because of limitations designed by the employer. It, therefore, takes a progressive and well-wishing employer like Hussain Sajwani, to install a pro-employee model that encourages employee development. And that’s the structure that the DAMAC owner has employed in his company, DAMAC Properties.
The multi-national real estate company employs more than 2,000 employees, drawn from all the continents of the globe. This is music to Hussain Sajwani, who believes in diversity and giving everyone an equal shot to success and opportunities. According to the DAMAC owner, every person who works for DAMAC Properties has a fair chance to share any innovative ideas and is assured to benefit from the proceeds of the concept and also receive acknowledgment. DAMAC Properties, which is publicly traded in Dubai Financial Market, has constructed close to 20,000 homes and more than 44,000 units.
Hussain Sajwani subscribes to the philosophy of working as a team and bouncing around ideas before settling on a strategy or decision. The DAMAC owner says that this kind of open administration where policies are not forced down the throats of employees, allow workers to be more creative and innovative. His liberal approach has rewarded him, and most people around the world see his company as the ideal working destination. Additionally, the company has benefited from ingenious ideas that have been put forward by employees. Given that DAMAC has employees from more than 77 nationalities, the blending of ideas gives birth to the most straight-forward and accommodative policies.
More about Hussain Sajwani
Other than DAMAC Properties, Sajwani has a business interest in Oman’s Al Amana Building Materials. The Oman-based company is associated with international-renowned brands such as Done Bracht, Grohe, and Villeroy & Boch. Hussain Sajwani who is an Economics graduate from the University of Washington is also associated with Al Jazeera Services. Before founding DAMAC, Sajwani worked for GASCO as a contracts manager for two years before starting his catering business. GASCO is a branch company of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).