Now dubbed as the ‘coolest boss in the world’, the CEO and chairman of Singapore-based Evolve Mixed Martial Arts, Chatri Sityodtong, treated all his employees to an all-expense-paid vacation to a 5-star resort in Maldives – and spent a total of US$500,000 (Php24.9 million) for it!
A number of Asian MMA fighters also joined the employees’ trip, including MMA champion Angela Lee.
What’s even more astonishing is that Sityodtong revealed this is not the first time he treated his employees to an all-expenses-paid vacation to an exciting destination; though this is the first time he did so after the company gained a 30% growth this year.
In the last 5 years, Sityodtong had also brought his employees to dream destinations such as Krabi and Khao Lak in Thailand as well as in Bali and Bintan Island in Indonesia.
According to Sityodtong, he’s doing this to make his employees happy and to reward their efforts for the company. He revealed, “Every year, I take the entire team on an all-expense-paid trip to a five-star luxury resort at a surprise destination.”
Noting that hard work, loyalty and dedication should be compensated, Sityodtong explained, “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 dream.”
Isn’t this awesome? How wonderful it would surely be if all bosses were like Sityodtong!