Members from IT By Design Philippines on Their Careers, ITBD Culture and More

Members from IT By Design Philippines on Their Careers, ITBD Culture and More

In this episode of the ‘Culture and Career Corner’ podcast, Sunny Kaila, held a candid conversation with three members of the ITBD team in the Philippines—Camille ‘Miles’ Tejedo (Senior Executive HR), Manu Sharma (Site Head – Philippines) and Jerome Dipon, Service Delivery Manager. The trio shared their perspectives on what makes ITBD special, along with valuable life lessons learned throughout their careers. 

Here’s a quick summary of what you will learn from the episode: 

ITBD’s Heart: A People-First Culture 

One of the most striking aspects of ITBD’s culture is its emphasis on people. Miles describes it as a “people-first community,” where employees are valued, listened to, and supported. This focus on well-being is evident in various ways, including: 

  • Comprehensive benefits package: ITBD offers health insurance, life insurance, leave encashment options and more. 
  • Fun and engaging work environment: The company provides a well-equipped office space, recreational activities, and regular team-building events. 
  • Focus on growth: Through initiatives like “Life By Design” sessions, ITBD encourages employees to define their personal and professional goals. 

Beyond Work: A Holistic Approach to Life  

ITBD goes beyond just providing jobs; it fosters a culture of growth and well-being for its employees. The “Life By Design” program highlights this commitment by: 

  • Encouraging employees to create a personal roadmap for their lives. 
  • Addressing various aspects of life, including health, relationships, career, and legacy. 
  • Promoting a growth mindset and a sense of purpose. 

Life Lessons from Miles, Manu and Jerome  

Camille ‘Miles’ Tejedo 

  1. Embrace learning and growth – see failures as opportunities to learn and improve. 
  2. There’s no perfect timing – take action and give your best effort now. 
  3. Define your goals and don’t be afraid to pursue them. 

Jerome Dipon 

  1. Never stop learning – the technology landscape is constantly evolving. 
  2. Develop strong communication skills for effective collaboration. 
  3. Maintain a healthy work-life balance for well-being and to avoid burnout. 

Manu Sharma 

  1. Continuous self-improvement is essential – keep learning new skills. 
  2. Embrace change – it brings new opportunities and personal growth. 
  3. Practice gratitude – appreciate what you have and cultivate a positive mindset. 

The conversation reminded us of the power of individual journeys and collective efforts in shaping a thriving work culture. Their insights offer valuable lessons for navigating careers and cultivating a supportive and innovative workplace environment. 

About Sunny Kaila’s “Culture and Career Corner” Podcast

Does your organization have a culture by default or is it by design? How intentional are they about creating a workplace environment that makes the employees feel valued and fuels their growth? How often do you get face time with your top management to share your thoughts about the company culture? At IT By Design, we do it every week!

Every week, our host and CEO, Sunny Kaila, connects with our employees for a candid conversation. This culture podcast sees guests take us along on a journey through their career goals, their experience with IT By Design, and their perspective on life. Sunny’s favorite question to our guests? “What are the top lessons that you’ve learned in your life?”

Watch our culture and career corner podcast episodes to discover the lessons from our community and learn how you can implement them in your life for personal and professional success.

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