Thursday, June 18, 2009

Communications & TeamBuilding - Day 1

In the past, war may start from a man. All from man's hunger toward power, fame & wealth. Some even started it because of woman too! So much from the MAN! Yeah... What to say~

It may took 1man to start all these... BUT

It took lots of them to end it. Hahaha! Men are "Kepo" too, from 1 man that involves whole lots of them in the end. =P

A general can't win the whole battle with a pair of hand of his own. It'll need many pairs of hands to help him which he need archer for long ranged battle, swordsmen and knights for close to close combat, navy for the water battle and a lots that can defend their fortress. Thanks to them for building what we have now. :)

Teamwork is what needed most in a war. A simple philosophy applies here. [ We can break one stick of chopstick easily, imagine if there are 10 of it. Can we still break it easily with only bare hand? ]

Even the mighty King Leonidas from the Greece needs his mighty 299 warriors to stand against the numerous 300,000 warriors of King Xerxes from the Persia. And King Leonidas made history which he showed King Xerxes that number is not a problem.

King Leonidas: "Sparta, Please don't leave me. I can't make it without you all! I promise that I'll up your gaji by 30%!!!" Hahahaha.

When he can't pay that much of amount to hire 299 warriors to fight for him, it's not a big problem too. All he has to do is just hire this man, a man that can win the battle alone!


The culture of teamwork had passed down generation to generation. Teamwork is one of the important tools in achieving goal today in an organization, team, group and etc. Micheal Jordan can't win the NBA season all by himself that he needs people to rebound ball for him, dribbling for him, screen for him, etc and even cheer for him. =D

It's always easy to say and hard to do. How can we have all the people in an organization to be obedient, hands hold hands and work together as a team!

Not everyone can be buy with coffee bean!

All these can be done when everyone know the meaning of teamwork and understand how much can we achieve when there is teamwork. That's of course depends on the individuals too! Can we stop RAMBO? hahaha!

13th June 09, a company in Brunei, "FABRICA" brought all the staff one step ahead that she had them trained with communications & team building course. So much investment into her staff, but the company believes that whenever there are contributions. It's always return too! With strong foundation built in a house or building, the house or building can last long. Without it, it'll just collapses anytime. Just like training the staffs, with great foundation built into them. The performances will be more productivity and efficiency too that in the end brings benefits to the company... =D

And I happen to work in the company and got the opportunity to learn & experienced the training course. Spot where I am! =D

It's 3days & 2nights course that all the staffs had attended, not much reading & writing like what we all had when we're small. [When the teacher was pointing the blackboard with the famous fried keow tiaw] Hehehe. The courses were all about playing games and the games are all design to deliver us the messages, importances of teamwork & communications. While playing & having fun, we remember well. Just like watching movie & reading the biology book, which one does we can remember more about it?

And what the trainers need us to do is ...

Just to have all the FUN.

And give our 100% in everything we is asked to do.

First of all, we had to form a team members of 10-11 through some ice breaking game.

Everyone was called in front & the trainers showed each of us pictures of animals. Then we gathered together in the centre and each of us needs to find the team members who saw the same pictures of animal that the trainers showed.

We can't talk out what animal that we saw, can't make noises. All we did is act like those animals to find out the rest of the team members. :)

And that's the members of each team for rest of the day till the course end.

It's all starts from a big & blank white fabric.

What we have to do is to give it a name, create its slogan, core values and also design it to represents each of the team.

Just like life, it's just like a plain a4 paper. It depends on us to enlighten it! When we just write it with black color pen, it'll just appear as one dull looking paper.

All we need to do is to add in colours into it to brighten it up!!!

Just like the sport houses we had when we'd our sport day during our childhood that we may have the "blue", "red", "green" & "yellow" house. We also had four teams for the course but we didn't ended up blue, red, green & yellow.

We came up with ...

Team Doraemon

Team Super Panda

Team Teddy Bear

Everyone came up with an animal to represent them. As for me, did I choose an animal to represent my team too? If I did, what will I choose? a PIGGY? hehe.

There aren't other like FOODS!!!


When every team is ready with their DIY Flag, it's game time! Here below is some highlights of the games we had on the first day.

Balloon Run!

Two People One Team's racing. Guess who will win? The taller one or the shorter one? The tall one got longer legs that can stretch more in distant! The shorter one walks 3steps equal to the taller one walks one step! [Uiii, Kasar tuu!]

Well, let's see it again after these...

Master Q: "I walk one step equal to you walk two step. If we have some race, don't know how far will you left behind in distance?"

Mister Potato: "Don't look down on me, let's compete!!!"

Master Q: "Okay, let's see who run faster! I'll wait you in one kilometre ahead!"



Size is not everything!!! =D

Everyone is having FUN. Laughter can be heard everywhere in the hall! Cheering is what everyone did for their team. Hmmph.. too much to let it out from working huhh!!! HAHAHA... Ssshhh...

The Newspaper Race

Tin-Can Race...

Millipede I forgot what already! =P

That's all for the daytime on the first day! Everyone was asked to check in into hotel to have some rest & be ready for the night's activity...

The day turned out to be MAGICAL for everyone!!!

The activities were all involving group's work but not individual's work! Everyone have to work together in other to complete it. As for the night activity, it's only 2hours sessions. We were asked to built a house just from newspapers and we're only given masking tape as a tool!

At first, everyone thinks it's a hard task. Just newspapers & one roll of masking tape only.

At first, each is thinking to themselves. Each mean one so it's one brain at the first time. When everyone start to work together as a team.

We have 10brains thinking & 20hands working.

Impossible is Nothing - Adidas!

Let's see how creative can 10 brains be... :)

Team Teddy Bear named their house, "long house" of the Iban tribe. They got first in these activity...

Followed by Super Panda in second that built themselves a modern housing!

Then Doraemon got third who built Rumah Melaka.

As for Belacan, we came last! we really came out something that match our team name!!! Looked BELACAN huhh... hehehe!

BUT I named it Rumah Mawi! Hahaha. Had Mawi on it, What! :p

The points were based on the creativity of the house, the participation of each people and also the number of people that can enter the house.

Why Belacan still finished fourth in the activity? It even got MAWI on their house, what others don't have!!! WHY?

It's because it collapsed before the judges can give the point!!! HAHAHAHA.
We're going to be homeless tonight! Tehehehe...

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