Being in Chillibreeze, I have learned a lot. Thanks to the team members and the team leaders who continuously pushed me from day one. Kaizen is a Japanese word which means the practice of continuous improvement. It is a new word to me but the meaning has truly inspired me.
I am working on improving my communication skills in terms of writing, speaking and one-on-one interaction.
Moreover, I only have basic computer skill and am determined to learn on how to use MS Excel, which is an important part of my duties so that I may carry out my tasks more efficiently. This in turn will benefit the team whereby my team members who are dependent on me for reports will receive it on time.
The word Kaizen originated from a Japanese word which means "Continuous improvement". Japan is a country which is prone to earthquake yet it is still a developed country. How can they be tagged as a developed nation with the frequent and intense earthquakes in the background? And that is where Kaizen made all the difference. Personally I feel this is what keeps them in a challenging mindset. Improvement is not enough but continuous improvement is what keeps the momentum growing. This is a very important lesson that the Japanese have taught us where we learn to overcome insurmountable odds with discipline and sheer determination. So let us pull our sleeves and face whatever comes.
What I am looking to accomplish over the coming 30 days is to be able to work independently when it comes to working in After Effect video projects. I aim to excel and have the confidence to be able to complete any customer projects with best quality output than what it is now. In order to accomplish this, I will need to do thorough learning on my own free time and exercise my own skills so as to dig deep and learn more.
Read more about Pynskhemlang's story here.
Alfred Davis Kharpuri
Memorable moments of 2015:
During my training in the Accounts department, there was a day when the phone rang and Aiban asked me to pick up the call. I resisted, I felt nervousness and told him I won't pick up. He did it himself which resulted in silence in the room for hours then.
But as time passed with the push and pull of my team mates I felt that I am more confident to handle calls coming in and was even able to give a presentation during the Parent's Orientation Day held by the company.
I would like to thank Lovina Shangpliang, Elvin Steward Kharpuri and Ibanshanlang Chyne who have been my strongest support to build a fresher like me and now I am ready to learn more and more and build my career here.
I was a very shy person but this year, during the Freedom of Expression day, me, Joplin and Hep, danced for the first time and everybody enjoyed it. I danced again during the Christmas party this year 🙂 Chillibreeze has changed me. I have gained more knowledge about our websites and have helped the OneShape team and I have enjoyed learning alot. I hope 2016 will be more fun.
2015: The year where great things happen to me.
Its started off well with the receipt of the Rising Star award.
And the icing on the cake was being promoted to Senior Executive which is the first promotion in my life after working in different companies 🙂
Adding to all those, handling one of our top 5 customers and being part of the 2016 Annual Planning. etc.
Chillibreeze has transformed me in ways I could not have imagined. I had My ups and downs but Chillibreeze always supported me. I am what I am today because of my belief in the vision and mission of Chillibreeze.
One habit that I have picked up since I joined Chillibreeze is waking up early and being punctual. I had a very bad habit of waking up late and not being on time even my friends would complain! Earlier I’m like its ok, no big deal! But since becoming part of Chillibreeze I began to value time. At first it was hard for me to drag myself out of the bed early in the morning but now I’m used to waking up early and coming to work before 9 AM and it’s all because of Chillibreeze. Since I joined Chillibreeze I have never been late since and I would like to thank Sissy Warshong for explaining and demonstrating to me the value of time.
Thanks Badal for being a great team member. I wanted to acknowledge you for the speed with which you have learnt what is to be done and doing it well. The product descriptions are reaching a standard that Zizira is looking for. You have taken very little time to settle into your new role. Your pro activeness and enthusiasm stand out. What you are doing is aligned to our value of Harvesting Unique Talents. Keep learning, improving and adding value, as you are doing now!
Charlyne Zeno Sohtun
We all have our ups and downs in life but maintaining a positive outlook is a crucial part of finding inspiration. Our brains are wired to find things we’re looking for – if you’re always cynical or waiting for things to go wrong, then your life will reflect that.
On the other hand, having a positive outlook will bring you joy and provide you with inspiration when you least expect it.
Of course, there are times when it’s difficult to feel cheery or positive – life can be difficult. If you’re having trouble seeing the cup as half full instead of half empty, reading some positive quotes about life can help you snap out of your funk.
"Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% of how we react to it".
Read more about Charlyne's story here.
Rewinding back the clock to January 2016, one of my resolutions was to look for a job which not only offers challenges but also opportunity for growth and development. I did a thorough research on Chillibreeze and was impressed by the testimonies shared by the staff.
Personally looking for a change myself, I was really glad to be given an opportunity to be part of the company. I was well received by the CB staff. Although I took some time to find my feet in the company and stumbled along the way. But I am glad to have found a good mentor in Ibansara Shullai who guided and mentored me.
Values exist, whether you recognize them or not. Life can be much easier when you acknowledge your values – and when you make plans and decisions that honor them.
If you value family, but you have to work 70-hour weeks in your job, will you feel internal stress and conflict? And if you don't value competition, and you work in a highly competitive sales environment, are you likely to be satisfied with your job?
In these types of situations, understanding your values can really help. When you know your own values, you can use them to make decisions about how to live your life, and you can answer questions like these:
- What job should I pursue?
- Should I accept this promotion?
- Should I start my own business?
- Should I compromise, or be firm with my position?
- Should I follow tradition, or travel down a new path?
So, take the time to understand the real priorities in your life, and you'll be able to determine the best direction for you and your life goals!
In the month of April, Pynskhemlang Niangti or Pyns as he is fondly called, demonstrated his passion and his dedication to his work on Creative projects (Motion graphics) when he cancelled his planned leave and was even working late into the night with no complaints or any sign of frustration. He has a very strong "Can do" attitude and I know this for a fact that the customer he was working with at the time is not an easy person to please as he is very detail oriented and demanding. After all, he himself possesses a range of skills ranging from Creative direction, Music production, Adobe Creative Suite, Sound design, Video production and Graphics design. In other words, Pyns is working with a customer who is a master himself in his own right and to have delivered the high quality results, which the customer appreciated profusely, is nothing short of a miracle!
I am very thankful, really motivated and inspired to see you with this attitude. Wish we have more like you to lead us with examples. Keep the passion burning brighter dude! YOU ROCK!
One of my New Year's resolution in 2015 was to stand on my own feet and Chillibreeze not only helped me accomplish it but also taught me how to fly beyond my expectation. I'm so happy to be a part of Chillibreeze family. The atmosphere, the environment and the team work, this is what I always wanted. Thank you Chillibreeze and everyone. Felt like am back to school learning everyday and growing with the passing of time.
I had a wonderful 2015. It was a year where I've grown and developed both personally and professionally. I've gained more confidence both in my work and as a person. I've learnt to trust my ability and capability. No doubt there were many hurdles on the way but nevertheless that is how life is 🙂 Being the face of Chillibreeze to our customers is one huge and big thing for me and I guess all of us. We are the ones who represent the company so I can understand the huge burden and sense of responsibility on my shoulders.
Another highlight of 2015 was being able to contribute to the Christmas makeover, where we visited and donated to orphanages in Shillong, which was a whole new experience for me. I thank Chillibreeze for giving me the platform and to be a part of this huge thing:)
Evakordor Jeane Sylliang
2015 has been really great for me. Ever since I became a part of Chillibreeze I discovered so much about myself which I never thought I had. I also learned one very important thing and that is it is hard to fail in Chillibreeze when you have so many people who are always there to help and push you even when you lose confidence, you just need to look around and you know you can do it.
What is it like working in Chillibreeze?
Phewww….. Trust me everyone when I say this, Chillibreeze is NOT for everyone. When I first started I there were 6-7 instances when I wanted to quit. It was a lot to handle! Even now I would not say that it is any easier, but I have learned how to juggle stuff :). Ok enough, let’s be serious.
It takes a lot of courage and hard work to be part of a global company like Chillibreeze.
Why courage? I am a girl who was born and brought up in Shillong. The background that I came from is so different. At the beginning my family and friends would always push me for a government job. Having no support from your family and friends can be really difficult. And then there was overtime too, uff… A friend of mine said to me one day that I did it it all for praise and money. I feel sad for them because they don’t understand the value of hard work.
But all in all it pays off. I get to "rub shoulders" with high profile consultants from across the world, which in itself is such a tremendous learning. Our Strategy statement says that we come to the rescue of world's best companies. And being able to do what we are doing for our global customers and being appreciated and able to learn is a tremendous blesssing for all the hard work that we all put in.
Read more about Sissy's story here.
Andrew Fancon has already explained Kaizen and I was particularly influenced by "Kaizen is all about big results coming from many small changes accumulated over time. It is important to note that Kaizen is a way of thinking, not a project to complete."
So we need to adopt Kaizen in all spheres of our lives so that we may grow, learn and progress. So let’s start with small improvements. I have already started working on my communications skills and am determined to improve my ability to communicate. No one is perfect but no one is weak either! If we think we can then why not?
Gary Levinson Lyngdoh
I believe and trust that all the staff of Chillibreeze take ownership of their own responsibilities with less supervision, self-motivate and thrive on responsibility, value and encourage participation, encouraged to develop expertise and make suggestions and improvements.
My objective is to work smarter, faster and coordinate well with my team to accomplish the goals of the company. We are always learning every day; we should be innovative and find new ways to accomplish tasks with least effort and time. We should challenge and encourage each other to set high goals and push ourselves to work harder by taking ownership of our responsibilities with less supervision. We should “figure it out” by thinking smartly and reach our goals without any error.
I want to build and develop myself by becoming more proactive and take action responsibly, be humbler, align well with the values and principles and use the resources efficiently and productively.
2015 has been a great year for me. The high point for me has to be July 31st, the day I completed probation and was appointed as a permanent employee at Chillibreeze. My journey here has been life changing. I noticed my growth through several mistakes and now I feel more confident with work and as a person. Chillibreeze has transformed me in ways I couldn't have imagined. I got a family through Chillibreeze.
Knowing what I know now about Chillibreeze and if I had been an outsider, I would suggest my friends to apply for a position at Chillibreeze because it is a professional company with an amazing atmosphere. It allows us to express our ideas and opinions freely and to communicate with others using candor. At Chillibreeze "discrimination" doesn't even exist in their dictionary because all the staff treat each other equally and with respect. Chillibreeze established its own values and principles and by strictly adhering to them I found that they take our lives to a whole new level. The best part about Chillibreeze is that it provides us an environment where we do our work not because it is our job but because we enjoy doing it. Last but not the least, I would also suggest my friends about the delicious dinners Chillibreeze is providing its staff who are working overtime.