I have been working for the last seven years, and all that time I was working just for the money. At one point, I had to work three jobs. I worked hard all day long, but I never felt content. I felt stagnant, and I was not having fun, neither did I love what I was doing.
This year, I joined Chillibreeze, and everything changed. My whole perspective towards work changed. I am learning and growing each day; things I never knew I could do, I do them daily. I am not the same person I was a year ago, work, for me, now has a broader and more productive meaning.
2017 was a fantastic year for Cber's. I never thought that work life would be an endless ride of learning and filled with challenges to drive and motivate us, and most importantly I never thought it would be fun.
During 2017 we at Chillibreeze worked hard and had lots of fun too! Here is a glimpse into an eventful year at Chillibreeze.
1. A bi-yearly event to recognize Top Performers
Appreciating employees for their service is part of the Chillibreeze culture. So, every year, we have an award ceremony where we recognize our top performers. The award titles vary depending on the different roles played by top performers.
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2. Chillibreeze and Zizira Active Month
Last August, the Human Resource team hosted an event called the ‘Active Month’ for the Chillibreeze and Zizira staff.
The staff got to showcase their talents, display their skills in sports, and other activities. We had a theme for each day to add more spice to the events, and we participated in high spirits and excitement.
3. Family Orientation
Chillibreeze hosts this event annually to give employees’ families a sense of security and a better understanding of what we do every day.
4. Blood Donation
Chillibreeze loves to give back to the community whenever an opportunity arises. This year’s event was a Voluntary Blood Donation Camp in collaboration with the Pasteur Institute and HDFC Bank.
Chillibreeze has been in Shillong for 11 years. This year we were ecstatic that we had many team members crossing five years of service. Chillibreeze thanked these employees with a souvenir as a small token of appreciation.
6. Celebrating Achievements
We had three most memorable celebrations this year. Every occasion has a great story behind it.
Read Celebrate Your Company’s Achievement–Appreciate Employees to experience our celebrations.
Chillibreeze wants employees to remain sharp, vigilant, productive and to give their best at work. Employees are enabled to do this by creating opportunities such as contests. Such events keep our staff excited and motivated.
Excursions, trekking or small gatherings that include our family members are examples of some of the outdoor outings that we enjoy as CBers.
The world is moving at a very high speed. Technology is part of our lives. We just cannot work or even survive without computers, smartphones a few other electronic devices. In a short span of time, technology has evolved tremendously.
How do we keep up? We upgrade. Chillibreeze upgrades to the best to stay on top, but a lot of what we had was still as good as new! So, what did we do?
Chillibreeze came up with a plan that would benefit both the staff and the company. An auction. And it was a huge success!
10. New Recruits
This year we had four batches of trainees, this is the most we’ve had in a year. As the company is growing, fresh and enthusiastic talent is always welcome. These recruits undergo rigorous training to get appointed.
And finally, we have new appointees and new members to the Chillibreeze family. After months of rigorous training, their hard work pays off.
We always say that in Chillibreeze learning never stops.
So, what are these learnings and how do they help?
They help us improve our skills and build a more productive, united and friendly working environment. Some of the learnings this year were:
1. The Welch Way: Leadership in Action Course,
2. Goods and Service Tax, Professionals
3. The 4 Disciplines of Execution
4. Adobe Certified Associate (Graphic Design & Illustrations), and
5. The Microsoft Office Specialist.
Blessed with many opportunities to grow and become a healthier company throughout the year, we are reinventing ourselves, and we are setting a high bar for 2018.
Do you think Chillibreeze had an exciting and productive year?
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