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7Sep

Teachers going the extra mile during COVID-19

It has been four or five months – I have lost count – since the global pandemic hit us in Indonesia. While businesses are slowly recovering, most schools remain closed.  For the past few months, … Continue reading “Teachers going the extra mile during COVID-19”

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4Aug

Shifting gears for the new normal

People in masks, half-filled offices, and plenty of takeout. This is what normal looks like now, eight months into a year COVID-19 has taken over. This pandemic is no longer new, but the frustration I … Continue reading “Shifting gears for the new normal”

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29Jul

Staying the course during a global pandemic

Every first seven months of the year, I live and breathe sustainability reports. Financial regulators in Singapore and Indonesia set strict deadlines for our Annual and Sustainability Reports. And the reports are used by a … Continue reading “Staying the course during a global pandemic”

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16Jun

How we got our plant in China up and running in the COVID-19 pandemic

We are now months into this global pandemic known as COVID-19. By now most people would know plenty about it, but this was not the case earlier this year when it first started. Lunar New … Continue reading “How we got our plant in China up and running in the COVID-19 pandemic”

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3Jun

Keeping sustainably produced palm oil on-track during COVID-19

COVID-19 brings so many changes in our personal and professional life. Recently, I had a chat with Wahyu Wijayanti, a soft spoken lady who is funny, motherly and also has broad knowledge and experience. She … Continue reading “Keeping sustainably produced palm oil on-track during COVID-19”

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27May

The agriculture industry is quite a conservative one – some might call it old fashioned. With the onset of COVID-19, many of our employees have had to adapt to radical changes in their jobs. Work … Continue reading “Working amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Staying productive in producing sustainable palm oil (Part 2)”

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27May

The agriculture industry is quite a conservative one – some might call it old fashioned. With the onset of COVID-19, many of our employees have had to adapt to radical changes in their jobs. Work … Continue reading “Working amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Staying productive in producing sustainable palm oil (Part 1)”

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8May

9 tips for dealing with uncertainty and anxiety

Like many others, I have been working from home since the start of Singapore’s circuit breaker. As an HR practitioner, I started looking at ways to help fellow colleagues stay positive in these challenging times. … Continue reading “9 tips for dealing with uncertainty and anxiety”

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6May

Celebrating heroines in the field this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner but this year it will be different for me. For the first time I will not be with my mother to celebrate her. I work in Indonesia, but … Continue reading “Celebrating heroines in the field this Mother’s Day”

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