Monday, December 22, 2008

Getting it right too late

It's the Dubai way.

Make an announcement without having given the subject any thought, create confusion, make a series of different but equally confusing statements which 'clarify' and modify the original one.

Later, go back to the beginning and give the subject some thought.

Make a new announcement.

There's an advertisement in today's Gulf News, and I assume in other newspapers, on the ID registration fiasco.

At long last there's a list explaining the categories. If you click on the image to enlarge it you should be able to see where you fit in.

There's also a calendar showing when each category should register.

Naturally this should have been done at the start of the saga, the website should have been working properly and the registration form distribution system should have been in place before the announcement was made.

There would have been no confusion, no frustration, no massive queues at the registration offices, far less workload for the staff in the offices.

It isn't rocket science, it's just basic administration.


Grumpy Goat said...

Hey, look! The dates for both Eids in 2009 have been declared.

Grumpy Goat said...

...and 2010 too. Sorry about that. Must remember to read before posting.

shadoW said...

if they would have done that from beginning then more than half of who have already registered by now would have still been sitting just like that.. authorities know that ppl wont get up and do somethin about it if we dont give them a deadline (be it a fake one).. they also knew that the deadline they have given is impossible but atleast some ppl did get themselves registered..