Virtual exchange creates trust

Virtual meet-up for Kuehne+Nagel colleagues.

For Ankit, Daniel, Ice, Jocelyn, Sonia and Wayne, it took the coronavirus to meet. All six are long-standing employees of Kuehne+Nagel in different locations across Asia Pacific. Because of the pandemic, the Asia regional management meeting took place virtually for the first time, gathering 250 participants. “It was great to meet colleagues and put faces to names,” says Singapore-based Sonia. The variety of interactive discussions with internal and external speakers, lunch and learns as well as market places, all clinched the people’s confidence in video conferencing and set the region’s course for positive development. “We even played bingo!” tells Ankit from India who organised the online game with Ice from China. When employees and managers are dispersed across 21 markets and 195 branches across Asia Pacific, communicating effectively becomes a priority and a challenge. The “saving grace” was the video conferencing tool implemented by Kuehne+Nagel even before the pandemic started. “Our internal online platforms are really empowering the way we work and exchange, within Asia Pacific and beyond,” concludes Jocelyn.