COLOMBO – Oxford College of Business (OCB) was ranked 13th Best Small and Medium Workplaces in Asia 2020. In addition Oxford College of Business was also: Listed as one of the top 40 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka – 2020, Listed as one of the 10 best workplaces for women in Sri Lanka -2020, Silver Award in the Small Enterprise Category and Best in Fairness.
Commenting of this outstanding achievement, the Director/CEO of Oxford College of Business, Mr. Malindu Ranasinghe said, “while I give all glory and honour to Christ Jesus for this great feat, I would like to reiterate that we are living in extraordinary times as the pandemic puts our grit and resilience to the test. At Oxford College of Business, we adopt a ‘people-first’ approach, with a focus on talent experience. We are incredibly proud of these recognitions, which highlight OCB’s dedication to building a diverse, inclusive workplace that incorporates inspirational mentorship and team collaboration, meeting the needs of future talent and the next generation workforce. These highly-prized achievements also affirm our high value and high touch approach to talent management. Looking ahead, we will continue to support digital innovation talent and nurture world-class talent, enabling them to make an impact that matters in the ‘new normal’.”
An inclusive workplace culture
As a world class business school, a number of rituals are practised across the company to support an inclusive workplace culture. Every week, employees check-in with their leaders for a focused conversation about work, priorities, loves, loathes and support needed. Every quarter, leaders launch an “Engagement Pulse,” a short survey to find out how team members are feeling which thereby triggers courageous conversations and reflections and helps build stronger engagement. At the heart of OCB’s workplace culture is a focus on the “Whole You”. Employees are encouraged to take care of themselves and make all aspects of wellbeing (physical, social, emotional and financial) a priority, so that they may give their best at work and at home.
Women play a critical role in our overall success
The Director HR at Oxford College of Business, Mrs. Lakshika De Silva said, “women at Oxford College of Business plays a critical role in our overall success. Adding Best Workplaces for Women in Sri Lanka for the 2nd consecutive year in a row exemplifies our commitment to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace and underscores the company’s continued investment in women-focused initiatives, learning and development options and industry-leading benefits.”
Enabling the future of work
As employees gradually return to the office, Oxford College of Business is combining technology and office architecture to create an effective hybrid work environment that ensures employee safety while enabling productivity and collaboration among those who work within the office and at home.
For example, meeting rooms at Oxford College of Business are equipped with integrated sensors that detect the number of people in the room to ensure safe distancing guidelines are met, as well as voice activated controls to allow users to join meetings and control other smart devices in the room touch-free.
A Great track record
Oxford College of Business was listed as a Best Place to Work in Sri Lanka for the 7th consecutive year and made the Asian list for the 2nd consecutive year. This year’s Great Place to Work® study focused on organizations based in Sri Lanka and these Best Workplaces exemplified various characteristics found in people-focused workplace cultures in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Great Place to Work® and its team of culture consultants reviewed and evaluated each of the Culture Audit© submissions with a focus on — the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the organization, its business and people; the strength and consistency of leadership actions taken in response; the level of care, human-touch and generosity demonstrated in supporting employees and their families; and the breadth of action on their people and communities.