Moving Up: A New Home at the Finance Center
A major change for Pilipinas Shell at the beginning of 2019 was the transfer of the head office from Shell House in Makati City, where it has been located for 32 years, to The Finance Centre (TFC) in Bonifacio Global City. This move was two years in the making. Preparation required close collaboration among the Real Estate, Health, and Project Change Management teams from the business to ensure that employees adjusted well to their new office environment.
The new office at TFC is based on the Shell Connect Workplace Design Standards. These standards enable both Shell staff and business partners to be more productive and help them perform at their best. The standard is about connecting people, place, and technology to deliver a vibrant, energetic, engaging and ultimately, productive workplace.
The aim of the Connect Workplace strategy is to drive consistency across Shell offices to support flexibility and cultural change, and enable a true feeling of a single enterprise. Employee well-being is also given prime importance. At TFC, employees who need to have a mid-day recharge can do so in the Wellness Center which has a meditation or quiet room and lactation room. Pilipinas Shell employees, who are members of the Shell Fitness Club, also have access to the gym facilities of Anytime Fitness and Kerry Sports at the Shangri-La The Fort, which are both within walking distance from TFC.
The Finance Centre is designed by Gensler, one of the top global design and architecture firms, with a goal of securing a LEED® Gold certification.