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SGS acknowledges the crucial role the Business Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders take on as the company continues to brave the COVID19 crisis.

SGS Philippines' Country HR Director Alfredo Besana conducted an online session entitled, "M.E.E.T. (Managing Employees Effectively in Transitioning to) The New Normal", aimed at preparing SGS leaders to become effective "virtual leaders" as the Management considers a prolonged work-from-home arrangement for most of the employees.


Mr. Besana discussed the benefits and challenges of remote work, and the essential skills of an effective virtual leader. He also shared practical tips on how to best manage their team members in this work setup.

The two-hour session was also the opportunity for Mr. Besana to inform SGS leaders of the general guidelines set by the Crisis Management Team and the latter's specific responsibilities during the transition.

With the definition of "new normal" still in the works given that impact of this crisis continues to unfold, it is said that companies will thrive better if their employees would have this mindset of "preparing the umbrella before it rains."



SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.