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Attending the ceremony were Cesar Cernuda, president of Microsoft in Asia Pacific, Vu Minh Tri, general director of Microsoft Vietnam, Le Thai Hy, director of Information Communications Department of Ho Chi Minh City, Le Hoai Quoc, member of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, head of Saigon Hi-Tech Park, Chu Tien Dung, director of Quang Trung Software Park, Microsoft partners and Microsoft employees.
With a “new digital work style”, this new workplace marks a milestone on Microsoft’s creative and dynamic working model which is really different from popular traditional office environment in the past.
Unlike “traditional office environment” where employees work at defined workplace and strict working hours can often impact negatively on personal productivity, Microsoft Vietnam brings a “new digital work style” into workspace of Ho Chi Minh branch office. With communication and collaboration tools and methods that are specifically designed, this modern office enables its staffs to not only get the job done, but also improve their productivity and creation in work.
Modern technology is constantly evolving and its achievement will show the great impact on the enterprise environment at the first. Nowadays, employees want to work almost anywhere, at any time by using a PC, headset, webcam or smartphone, but require the synchronisation, continuousity and uninterruption for all.
New developments in technology currently allow them to be virtually ‘present’ through instant messaging services or in meetings through video conferencing capabilities or webcams. At this new office, Microsoft Vietnam’s staffs no longer need to be in the same room to participate effectively, they can create a virtual meeting room to join meetings with leaders, colleagues at anywhere via Microsoft’s advanced technology equipments.
With open architecture style, modern interior and cozy design, the new office in Ho Chi Minh City enables an absolute ‘work-life balance’. At a new workplace that equipped with advanced technology solutions and create a standard environment to respond to the current challenges, inspires passion, creativity and innovation, Microsoft Vietnam’s staff can absolutely work flexibly with high productivity. The new office in Ho Chi Minh city shows the worldwide IT leader’s change in management approach from control to trust, and from presence to output.
“Normally, businesses that adopt a flexible working policy and trust their employees to do their best work in the environment they choose, whether that is inside or outside of the office, will boost employees satisfaction. As the result, they can get the better achievement in work with higher productivity. Microsoft always has trust in employees, and we are pursuing an unique working style that differentiate from most of others – we encourage our employees to work from home or outside the office,” Cesar Cernuda, president of Microsoft Asia Pacific said at the new office opening ceremony event in Ho Chi Minh City. “The event of new office opening ceremony in Ho Chi Minh today marks another significant milestone of Microsoft Vietnam to deploy a top-ranking modern working model to all employees here and I hope that our staffs will really enjoy their works every day at a great workplace like this.”
“Microsoft’s ambition is to create a workplace where our staffs can contribute their ideas for a same passion – Creating technologies that will change the world. With the open design and modern, the new workplace can fully satisfy sharp and challenged requirement of supporting Microsoft customers and partners as well as create an ideal working environment for both leaders and employees of Microsoft Vietnam. It is also the place that we are absolutely proud to share our unique working style with our customers and partners. At our new workplace, after witnessing the latest technologies that support our staffs for a better creativity and productivity, enterprises can apply them in their own business to transform their performance and improve the efficiency in their management and operation system,” said Vu Minh Tri, Microsoft Vietnam’s general director.
With new modern work style, the new office in Ho Chi Minh City will create friendly working environment for both leaders and employees of Microsoft Vietnam and fully support their works to achieve most effectiveness and highest productivity.
Findings from Microsoft offices around the globe that apply this flexible working model shows 23 per cent increase in collaboration and 13 per cent increase in privacy and concentration, that result the improvement of productivity and team collaboration.
Not only being the world leading IT company but Microsoft also be awarded as the “Great place to work” - taken the top spot -for the year 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 not only in Europe but also the global by the Great Place to Work Institute.