SINGAPORE (Mar 12): It is 8.30am on a Friday and HRnetGroup executive director Adeline Sim and her colleagues are gathered in the lobby of their office for a traditional Chinese exercise routine called ba duan jin, or “eight brocades”. Among the moves are standing with arms outstretched as though shooting an arrow, followed by punches into the air accompanied by quick, loud shouts. After the exercise, they close their eyes in meditation for a few minutes. This is followed by a recitation of the company’s “affirmation statement”, which includes striving for happiness and good health.

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