One of the perks of being a company employee is the occasional company outing. After all, an out-of-town trip is a great way to bond with co-workers on friendly terms. It gives you an excuse to unwind with the people you see on a daily basis. Company trips are also an opportunity to get know your bosses personally as well.
For the staff of Evolve Mixed Martial Arts, their latest annual retreat was something truly special. One hundred employees were given an all-expense-paid vacation in the Maldives.
Evolve Mixed Martial Arts is one of the fastest growing MMA organizations in Asia. In 2016, the Singaporean company saw a 30% growth.
For 2016's annual retreat, Evolve Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong spent a total of US$500,000 (Php 24.9 million) on his staff's 5-star resort vacation. Female MMA champion Angela Lee, along with several other MMA fighters, joined the annual trip as well.
“Every year, I take the entire team on an all-expense-paid trip to a five-star luxury resort at a surprise destination,” Sityodtong said in an interview with news site Asia One.
For the past 5 years, the CEO has rewarded his employees' hard work and loyalty by treating them like family. They've gone to other vacation spots in countries like Bali, Indonesia and Thailand.
“Many of my staff would love to travel the world, but do not have the means to do so. The vast majority of my team at Evolve come from humble backgrounds of poverty, tragedy, or adversity. For them, Evolve is the greatest opportunity to escape poverty and to achieve the life of their dreams” he added.
Spectacular! Watch their vacation video on Youtube here!
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