RIYADH: Manga Productions, a subsidiary of the Mohammed bin Salman Foundation (Misk), has been chosen as the Best Place to Work in Saudi Arabia for 2021.
The company won the accolade, part of a program from the Best Companies Group, due to its innovative and stimulating work environment that enables creativity needed to produce world-renowned films such as “The Journey.”
Dr. Essam Bukhary, CEO of Manga Productions, said: “At Manga Productions, we believe that human resources are the most important assets. Success requires a stimulating and inspiring work environment for achievement and creativity, and this is what we have worked on in previous years with the support of Manga’s board members and Misk foundation.
“This certificate will be a catalyst for more successes, whether in the work environment or in the upcoming project, to inspire the heroes of tomorrow,” he added.
Hazzaa Alsubaie, human resources (HR) manager at Manga Productions, said: “Manga Productions always strives to maintain a creative work environment that serves its mission, vision, and purpose. We are proud that we (have been) certified among the best places to work in Saudi for 2021.”
Best Places to Work Program accreditation is recognized as the global standard in workplace engagement.
The awarding process began with an HR assessment from Manga Productions’ team, and an employee survey that asked staff to score the company around a number of workplace factors in a secure and confidential platform.
The factors covered in the survey include leadership, corporate and social responsibilities, workplace and procedures, employee engagement, teamwork and relationships, compensation and benefits, and finally, HR practices.
The survey was conducted in two Manga Production offices in Tokyo and Riyadh, after which the organization analyzed the data collected and identified key themes emerging along with Manga Productions’ engagement level, benchmark performance, and provided recommendations.
Manga Productions creates animation projects and video games aimed at conveying the Saudi message globally, through professional works that include distinguished creative content.
The company also provides training opportunities for Saudi talents with Toei Animation studios in Japan, to transfer knowledge and localize the creative industry in the Kingdom.
“The Journey” is one of the biggest milestones in the company’s history, and it seeks to be a pioneer and global leader in the production of purposeful creative content in the Arab world and beyond.
The film, directed by Shizuno Kobon, tells an epic tale about the ancient civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East that establishes a historical fantasy for future generations.