It's not always about setting big goals each day, because even the small ones (such as interacting with someone new at the office) play a part in our daily life, as we've learnt from this interaction with Piyanuch Limapornvanitch, Chief People Officer, Pomelo. She tells us what she looks forward to, her favourite way to end the day, and more. 

Q What’s the typical start of the day like for you?

Mornings are usually tough for me so I’m always in a rush to get to work - black coffee in the morning is a must! I drive to the office and can reach in 15 minutes if I leave early enough to avoid Bangkok traffic.

Q What do you look forward to each day?

I always set small goals for myself as soon as I get into the office…It can be as simple as interacting with a new person in the office every day to get feedback and get inspiration. I encourage my team to do the same!

Q What’s on today’s task list at the office?

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are constantly monitoring the evolving situation and coming up with strategies and contingencies to deal with potential circumstances, with the wellbeing of our customers and staff at the top of the consideration.

Q What’s for lunch? 

I’ll usually grab a quick bite at a Thai food restaurant near the office, but my favourite is truffle mushroom soup with some bread! I’m still quite new to Pomelo so I’ve been having a rotation and trying to go to lunch with someone new every day.

Q Back to work: what’s on the agenda, and how do you manage your time?

My focus is on areas such as shaping a strong company culture and strengthening employee capabilities, so that we have a future-ready, creative, and digitally-capable workforce by 2025.

I spend a lot of time working on each specific item on my agenda. I like to block my own calendar to get things done and stay organised, and I always leave the room for a 30-minute walk to clear my head.

Q Coffee or tea - which is your go-to drink to power you through the 4pm slump?

Coffee!

Q It’s the end of the long workday - what’s your favourite way to end it?

I need to de-stress, so I like a bit of free time to read before I go to bed. I barely watch TV because I usually prefer a bit of peace and quiet.

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