As Sunway approaches its 50th anniversary, it stands as a testament to the power of appreciating the potential of each employee.
In the bustling world of corporate environments, it’s easy to get caught up in the never-ending cycle of tasks, deadlines, and job responsibilities.
We often find ourselves striving to meet the expectations outlined in our job descriptions but forget to appreciate that we bring so much more to the table than just our skill set.
As an employee, you’re not just there to complete the tasks you’re assigned to – you are a catalyst for change, an influencer of attitudes, and an invaluable asset to your team and company.
More than skills and responsibilities
From the moment you step foot in the office or join a meeting, the way you carry yourself can transform the atmosphere. A genuine smile or a warm greeting fosters a sense of teamwork and approachability, creating an environment for collaboration and innovation to thrive.
Even in the face of challenges, your unwavering optimism can inspire your colleagues to keep pushing forward and find creative solutions. Remember, your positive energy has a ripple effect that extends far beyond your immediate interactions. It sets the tone for the entire workplace and can influence the overall company culture.
What about your unique interests and passions? They may seem unrelated to your job at first glance, but they offer a richer understanding of the world around you and introduce others to new perspectives. Your niche interests have the power to spark engaging conversations, inspire creative problem-solving, and foster a culture of learning and growth.
By sharing your knowledge and passions, you expand the horizons of those around you and encourage a sense of curiosity within the workplace. Never underestimate the impact that your personal interests can have on your team. After all, it’s boring to talk shop all the time!
The little things
It’s not just your actions within the office walls that matter, it’s the habitual changes you bring to your team and the company. Your dedication to meeting deadlines, regardless of the obstacles, is a testament to your commitment and work ethic. Although you might feel you’re just ticking off a checklist, but your unwavering focus and determination inspire others to rise to the occasion and give their best effort.
A recent study showed that 88% of Malaysians are empowered to improve their work-life balance. Your ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance sends a powerful message about the importance of self-care and personal well-being. By prioritising your own principles, you become a role model for others, encouraging them to find their own equilibrium and ultimately increasing overall productivity and job satisfaction.
It’s easy to lose sight of these things and just think that all we do at work, is work. But just as a puzzle requires each piece to complete the picture, an organisation needs the collective contributions of its employees to thrive.
Your unique qualities bring colour, depth, and character to the workplace, creating an environment that is both dynamic and vibrant, and ultimately, making the company what it is.
And Sunway Group recognises this – that each of their employees brings a unique touch to the company, contributing to its remarkable success over the past 50 years and its continued strength in the present day.
Cheers to 50 years of brilliance!
In 2024, Sunway Group celebrates 50 years of inclusivity, diversity, and fosters each employee’s uniqueness to create a conglomerate that continues to break boundaries and strive for excellence.
Sunway’s journey began back in 1974 when it started as Sungei Way Holdings, a company focused on tin mining and quarrying. Since then, it has transformed into a conglomerate with 13 divisions, including ventures in the hospitality industry.
To put into perspective how challenging it is for a business to survive for 50 years, let’s consider some statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Only around 36% of businesses manage to last 10 years, and a mere 21% make it to 20. These figures highlight the remarkable accomplishment of Sunway in not only surviving, but thriving for almost 50 years.
Throughout their journey, Sunway Group has been guided by 5 foundational pillars that underpin the success of the brand in the last 5 decades:
- People: Celebrating the individuals and partners who shaped the brand’s transformation.
- Sustainability: Establishing Sunway as a leading advocate and innovator in sustainability.
- Businesses: Sunway’s significant impact in reshaping the nation’s business landscape.
- Community: Making a difference in the lives of communities through Sunway’s dedicated efforts.
- Leadership: Upholding Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah’s vision and ensuring Sunway remains true to its values for the past 50 years.
As Sunway celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2024, it stands as a testament to the power of appreciating the potential of each employee. Sunway Group’s success story serves as an inspiration to all, highlighting the transformative impact that can be achieved when individuals are empowered to bring their whole selves to the workplace.
As we reflect on their journey, it becomes evident that the key to success lies in recognising that employees are more than just fulfillers of job scopes. Remember, you are not just a cog in the corporate machine. And as Sunway Group approaches half a century, they have and will always continue to place emphasis on the foundation that led them here today – people.