Polish tech firm’s new PH office matches its inclusive workplace culture

Four years after it established its location in the Philippines, Poland’s Lingaro has inaugurated its new and permanent home in the country. The business intelligence firm occupied spaces in a couple of other sites in Makati City before finally putting up its spacious and conducive local headquarters at the 41st Floor of Philamlife Tower in Paseo de Roxas.

Lingaro Philippines currently has 45 Filipino team members and plans to hire 50 more within the next two years as it continues to expand its client base. Its parent, Lingaro Group (founded in 2008) has a 385-people operations in Warsaw, Poland.

“The original reason why we invest in the Philippines is to be able to be closer to our global customers,” said Lingaro co-founder and co-CEO Tomasz Rogucki. He disclosed that many of the company’s major clients prefer a partner with a presence in the Philippines, which is well noted in the global business community for having reliable and competent IT professionals.

Lingaro co-CEOs Sebastian Stygar and Tomasz Rogucki

Lingaro Philippines is crucial to its Warsaw-based counterpart’s operations—with its support, Lingaro Group is able to provide system support to its global clients 24/7. “We would not be able to provide continuous support to our global customers without our Manila-based operations,” Lingaro co-founder and co-CEO Sebastian Stygar said.

Business operations
He added that after starting local operations in 2013, the company discovered that the Philippines is a great source of talent and Filipino IT professionals’ communication skills are an added edge to their operations. Lingaro’s Philippine workforce works with the group’s clients from 25 countries worldwide— across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Lingaro is an award-winning technology partner to some of the world’s industry leaders. In 2015, it was included in Forbes’ Magazine’s list of Polish businesses with the fastest value growth.

Lingaro Philippines’ operational principles are painted on its wall.

The company creates software solutions from data of clients. It delivers end-to-end solutions in the areas of Big Data, Data Warehousing, Data Analysis, Business Intelligence, and the Internet of Things.

Its operations can be analogized with the main features of the plant lingaro (Elaeagnus philippinensis), a native shrub growing in the Philippines. The plant’s branches arch across a wide area to bring about shade and protection to heat-sensitive perennials beneath it. In the real world, Lingaro serves its clients by providing tech solutions that would spare them from operational shortcomings and help them be more productive.

One of the meeting rooms

Workplace culture
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” This notable quote from Austrian-American management expert and book author Peter Drucker is in the DNA of Lingaro’s new Philippine headquarters. Thus, it is a conducive office to work in. Its workstations are strategically designed to facilitate fusion of coziness and productivity.

The reception lobby imbibes a very welcoming ambiance. Meeting rooms are well-equipped and spaciously layouted. An interesting locker area and well-designed walls and floors complete the overall feel of the comfortable office.

The locker area

The location was carefully selected so Lingaro Philippines can stick to its goal to be at zero distance with its customers, whose local offices are mostly within the Central Business District of Makati City. Philamlife Tower is also known as home to some of the biggest multinational companies and has always been noted for its commendable and reliable infrastructure and security systems.

Above all, Lingaro Philippines foster an inclusive culture. “We make sure each individual in the workplace is treated with respect. They are encouraged to contribute their own skills. We’re observing diversity in terms of nationalities, gender, and backgrounds. In fact, 26% of Lingaro’s overall workforce comprises of women,” said Rogucki.