Signify Singapore’s Country Singapore management team. PHOTO: LAUREN ANG
Be focused, and you will hit your target. For staff from Signify Singapore, this was one of the takeaways of an axe-throwing team bonding event held earlier this month — when the team had a smashing time hurling axes onto target boards about 14 feet away.
The company holds team-bonding activities quarterly to celebrate the successes of the previous quarter and to foster closer bonding among staff.
Mr Jitender Khurana, 43, Signify Singapore’s country general manager of Singapore & Exports, says that these activities also facilitate cross-functional teaming, drive the teams’ focus towards achieving goals and targets, and most importantly, allow employees to have fun and laughter.
Other than team-bonding events, Signify Singapore holds quarterly town hall sessions.
Business results are communicated monthly, allowing employees to have a clear understanding of the company’s performance.
Previously known as Philips Lighting Singapore, Signify Singapore provides consumer lighting products, consumer smart home lighting systems, and professional lighting products, systems and services.
Its local office at Toa Payoh houses its various Sales Channels and Sales Enabling functions and the state-of-the-art Application Center showcasing advanced Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in lighting.
The facility has a staff cafe, table tennis corner, board games corner, nursing room facilities and an open-concept pantry that encourages staff engagement and facilitates small-team discussions.
The company received the Great Place to Work and Great Place to Learn certifications last year and this year. Signify Singapore also made it to the 2019 Singapore Best Small Workplaces List for the first time this year.
The company particularly values its Great Place to Learn certification which recognises its staff development efforts. Learning@Signify, a learning app launched in January, allows employees to take courses on job-specific skills, lighting knowledge, personal effectiveness, and more.
The app even taps artificial intelligence to offer employees suggestions on what courses to take based on an individual’s skills and interests.
Signify ASEAN HR director Fevian Leong says: “It is a learning platform to empower employees to learn on the go. It aims to increase the competency of the workforce to be future ready.”