Hayleys Advantis completes first ideation program | Sunday Observer

Hayleys Advantis completes first ideation program

14 February, 2021
Sadna Dissanayake and Lakshika Porage receive the Gold Award from Hayleys PLC Chairman and Chief Executive, Mohan Pandithage.
Sadna Dissanayake and Lakshika Porage receive the Gold Award from Hayleys PLC Chairman and Chief Executive, Mohan Pandithage.

Hayleys Advantis Limited, the transportation and logistics arm of the Hayleys Group, has completed its first-ever Group-wide ideation program – ‘Advantis Ideastorm’ – to boost innovative thinking across all levels of staff from entry level to senior leadership. 

The ideation platform was created mainly to encourage employees to brainstorm and come up with new ideas to enrich existing businesses and introduce new business verticals adjacent to the core businesses. 

“This program not only underpins our drive in creating a culture which fosters friendly competition, but it also encourages our staff to think out-of-the box and pitch new business ideas, giving them the opportunity and freedom to be creative and innovative,” said  Managing Director, Hayleys Advantis Limited, Ruwan Waidyaratne. Launched as a Group-wide online live event, ‘Advantis Ideastorm’ concluded with over 160 ideas being submitted among over 230 participants. 

During the final round the 15 teams presented their ideas to the panel of judges comprising six members of the Hayleys Advantis Board.

Winners of the prestigious Gold Award were Sadna Dissanayake and Lakshika Porage of Corporate Business Excellence, while Dilini Dissanayake and Aruni Perera of Corporate Business Development secured the Silver Award. Maazud Marzook, Lilip Sanjeewa, Asanka Bodhirathna, Roshan Medonza and Andrew Tan of Advantis Ships were awarded the Bronze Award. Six other teams were presented with merit awards.  

The most feasible ideas will be implemented during the upcoming financial year, with the support of the top management. 

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