Microsoft’s key people strategies: diversity and inclusion and fostering a growth mindset among employees
Bangkok, 2 November 2020 – Microsoft (Thailand) Limited has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia by HR Asia for two consecutive years thanks to its strong commitments and efforts in investing human resources to encourage a growth mindset and employee engagement to ensure the company’s continued growth. The award was recently received by Mr. Dhanawat Suthumpun, Managing Director, Microsoft (Thailand) at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park.
Most importantly, we respect every thought and take best motion to be inclusive. We treat each other with respect, act with integrity, and are accountable to one another for our words and actions. We also encourage diversity and inclusion as we believe that an ability to empathize with others allows you to understand them better, resulting in several benefits including more effective collaborations to help customers achieve more. These are our enduring values, and they sustain our culture under a shared commitment from everyone. On behalf of the Leadership Team, I would like to thank our Thailand Team for living up to this commitment and promise that we will move forward to grow our organization sustainably under these principles.”
Ms. Dawan Rochanapruk, Deputy Managing Director, Human Resources, Microsoft (Thailand), said, “Every day, we strive to create an inclusive environment that brings the power of diversity to life where people with different backgrounds and experiences thrive in both their professional and personal lives-because we believe in the transformative power of engaging many different perspectives. Our mission itself is deeply inclusive: empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We expect each of us no matter what our level, role or function is-to play an active role in creating environments where people of diverse backgrounds are excited to bring all of who they are and do their best work. We are also glad to see our employees welcoming different perspectives and better engaging each other’s strengths to solve complex problems and create the next disruptive innovation.”
HR Asia Best Company to Work for in Asia award winners were selected based on a survey of employees who were asked to give affirmative statements about their employers using the Total Engagement Assessment Model (T.E.A.M.) that focuses on 3 areas of employee engagement:
- Collective Organization for Real Engagement (CORE) – culture and ethics, leadership and organization, and active initiative
- Self: Heart, Mind and Soul – emotional engagement (heart), intention & motivation (mind), and behavior & advocacy (soul)
- Group: Think, Feel and Do – collective consciousness (think), workplace sentiment (mind), and team dynamics (do)