Inside Sun Life's new wellbeing-oriented head office

Inside Sun Life's new wellbeing-oriented head office

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Sun Life Hong Kong recently relocated its head office from Harbour City to expanded office space at Cheung Kei Centre in Hung Hom, in celebration of the company's 127-year history in the city and in support of its business expansion.

The 2000+ sq ft town hall, 2400 sq ft client service centre, 2000+ sq ft BrightenGen Academy, SunDay Cafe and co-working spaces connects all employees working among the six-and-a-half floors in Tower A and all of Tower B.

"We are very excited to move into our new technology-minded office at Hung Hom, enabling collaboration among our employees and agility in how they work,” said Fabien Jeudy, CEO of Sun Life Hong Kong.

 Designed by a Japanese artist called Taka, the new site follows an open workplace and user-centric approach, designed with dedicated areas and facilities to accelerate innovation and to foster interaction and inspiration among employees.

The elevated environment, featuring a staff café, height-adjustable desks, post-workouts amenities, as well as existing employee-centric policies such as flexible working, aims to enrich the way employees work and live a healthier life, as well as attract young talent to drive continuous growth at Sun Life.

 Commenting on Sun Life's new head office, Cynthia Sit, chief HR officer, told Human Resources, "Our mission for our clients is to live a healthier life. As for employees, we have similar wishes for them. Financial, physical, psychological wellness is important."

Sun Life Hong Kong's head office – in pictures

Cradled by the Hung Hom promenade and the natural beauty of the harbour, Sun Life's new office has motivated colleagues to go for a run or take a walk during lunch hours or after work.

The new and modern space at Tower B is designed to create a wide-ranging experience.

The Townhall and BrighterGen Academy at Tower B provide flexible space for educational and training purposes and are set to bring stakeholders, including employees, advisors, clients and the community together through various wellness events, in addition to events in collaboration with charities. This photo shows the BrighterGen Academy.

Circles is a recurring theme in the head office, echoing the logo of the insurance provider – the sun.

The mural is inspired by the sun with an aim to create a sense of optimism and vibrancy.

The 2000+sq ft SunDay Cafe opens 8am-7pm on weekdays, providing all day meals with vegetarian and à la carte options. It also features a patio for employees who opt for having meals outdoors. The Town hall accommodates up to 300+ people in theatre seating. There is a shower room and unisex toilets.

At Tower A, the all-encompassing office aims to facilitate casual collisions and the exchange of ideas through dynamic collaboration spaces on all staff floors, complemented by the adoption of smart technologies. Every conference room is equipped with the Zoom video conference system, and upgraded softphone systems for all employees enables agility and efficiency.

Natural light plays an significant role in the working space. In fact, the office is specifically designed to maximise daylight. Other than floor-to-ceiling glass and conference rooms with glass walls, there are no doors or anything blocking the light for managers, not even the department heads. The ideal setting is that everyone would have access to a bright and airy space.

The state-of-the-art facilities at the new workplace is designed to greatly enhance employee wellbeing. Employees can vote to stock up on their favourite snacks, and there is a mother's room on every floor.  Sun Life also ditched stuffy suits and ties or formal dresses and now has a 'dress for your day' dress code.


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