It seems inconceivable that a high-tech company would close it’s doors for a day so that its employees could see a show, but it’s true.
When the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts presented a show featuring classical Chinese dance and live music in Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan on March 17, Chen Mingli, CEO of Innovision Flex Tech Corporation, closed the company so that his managers and over 60 employees could see the show.
The company’s senior manager, Chen Meixian, explained that their employees work in three shifts, but to facilitate their schedules, the CEO decided to give all of his employees the day off:
“The CEO intends to nurture his employees with the [traditional Chinese] culture showcased by Shen Yun, and transform it into the company’s culture. Our CEO is indeed a great boss.”
Marveling at the positive energy from the Shen Yun performance, she noted:
“We can feel Shen Yun’s great teamwork in every part of the show. I think it is of much benefit to our employee’s sense of coherence and allegiance to the company. I’m still excited at the moment, as I’ve received a lot of positive energy from the performance. I am convinced that it can be of help to our efficiency. I think ‘Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance’ are what we are looking for.”
The manager also revealed that after her CEO attended last year’s performance, business started to pick up after experiencing losses for over nine years in a row. She noted:
“Our company is celebrating our tenth anniversary this year. As the CEO has gained much positive energy from Shen Yun, he thus wanted to share with his employees what he has gained from Shen Yun and foster the sense of coherence.”
Chen Meixian also found that the performance had a calming effect on her mind. The performance helped her to calm down just by listening to the music and watching the dance performances. She felt the positive energy from the show and was confident that her employees will have a better sense of coherence following the performance.
Chen Meixian was moved to tears by the Taiwanese song Plum Blossom, which was performed by soprano Geng Haolan. She said:
“I was deeply touched. I felt like crying. In fact, our company also experienced the stage [of difficulties]. We finally made it through. During the process, we have persevered, so that we can survive today. I believe we will continue to persevere just like the plum blossom, and we will be better off.
“The performance is really very touching. It [Shen Yun] helps me look at the world with fresh eyes. It triggers a lot of good ideas on my end, which will have positive impact on the society and my work. I think this should be the best thing after seeing the Shen Yun show.”
Please watch this video introduction of Shen Yang Performing Arts: