In a recent interview with Ripy Mangkoesoebroto, a seasoned executive with over 25 years of professional experience, and the the current People & Culture Director of PT HM Sampoerna, Tbk, she shared valuable insights into her passion for transformation, her role in driving change, and her approach to navigating cultural diversity in the workplace. Ripy emphasizes the significance of making impactful changes that enhance productivity, well-being, and effectiveness among employees.
Ripy Mangkoesoebroto places great importance on the concept of “making change happen.” This philosophy underlines her approach to leadership, especially in her role as a people and culture director. For Ripy, the primary focus of any transformative initiative should be its impact on individuals, enabling them to work more efficiently, productively, and in a state of improved well-being. She believes that change is essential for collective progress, involving everyone to be aligned and committed to the same goals. Clarity in the vision and the process of change is paramount for success.
Throughout her notable career, Ripy has spearheaded transformative efforts within large corporations in Indonesia. Her burning passion for transformation rooted from a deep-seated belief that people are the driving force behind business success and societal progress. By ensuring that individuals are not only well taken care of, but also empowered to drive positive changes, Ripy sees the potential for a more harmonious work environment. She believes that the right work culture leads to happier and more fulfilled employees, emphasizing that it is the people who ultimately shape and shift organizational culture.
Indonesia, with its rich tapestry of cultures and traditions, presents a unique challenge in the workplace. Ripy’s extensive experience, especially in multinational companies, has equipped her with the skills to navigate these cultural differences effectively. She acknowledges that Indonesia is a diverse nation, united by its people, and underscores the importance of recognizing and respecting the various subcultures within the country.
“When I go to work, I meet people from various different subcultures and we always need to be mindful of how we interact with each other but what’s more important is to really have the same vision and as long as we are clear in terms of the vision, the values, the do’s and don’ts, I think we will all be able to work closely together, collaborate and move forward together.”
Discover new insights from Ripy Mangkoesoebroto at the upcoming HR Leaders Strategy Meeting 2023. This coming November 15 at The Westin Jakarta.