“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford
It was 11 November 2016 when we have celebrated our first Anniversary Team Building in Villa Grande Hotspring Resort Calamba, Laguna. I still remember the time when IRC Chat started a year ago, 20 Reps were originally hired from IRC Phone and Non Phone Teams. Though at first, I was afraid to step out from my comfort zone after more than 7 years of staying from IRT Department. However, I have learned that the most of the greatest lessons in life are learned by taking risks and living outside of comfort zone.
We started from scratch. But over the past 1 year, from 20 to 15 Chatters, IRC Chat proved that even we are small and new group; we can work better as a team. “Give and Take”, “Trust and Respect” are our main secrets to have a successful team. Our Department also won some MITF awards for the most IRC Department who rendered the highest EH. We cannot be as we are right now without the help of our loving Team Manager and our very supportive Operations Manager.
We believed that Team building is aimed at building effective relationships within the team that is why we have decided to do it outside. The venue was in Villa Grande Hotspring Resort Calamba, Laguna which is approximately 2 hours from Makati City. The place is quite big to accommodate all of us. They have provided complete set of cooking materials and appliances, drinking water, fridge and good rooms to sleep well. It was an overnight stay with full of joy and excitement.
Everyone helped to prepare our food and other stuff. Some cooked, prepared recipes and washed dishes. All in all it was a team work.
Our former beloved IRC Team Managers also joined us to celebrate our Anniversary. They helped our IRC Chat Team Manager to organize the games.
The game was “Minute to win it” or Last man standing game - an individual game challenge where one of us needs to remain standing until the end. It was really fun and exciting games indeed.
We have also enjoyed the night by of course swimming and chitchats.
This Team building helped us to know each other more, have fun outside the working place and build teamwork. This Team Building will not be possible without the help and support from our Operations Manager and Team Manager.