Saturday, June 27, 2009

Communications & TeamBuilding - Day 2 & 3

A day after the long hours of training from morning till night time. What a long & rough day every one had! Can everyone make it on time for the 2nd day training?

Surprisingly no one was late for it! Instead of being late like the usual working days. These time, we arrived earlier than the trainer. Oh well, for the breakfast lahh! Hahaha.

Despite from the physical & mentally tiring, everyone showed up with great energy that is ready for all the challenges up ahead.

It's because everyone had lots and lots of FUN on the first day. No writing notes down, no reading lot of words, not many lectures from the trainer. All we did is just playing around!

We have peoples that concentrate more so that they can make a better jobs than what they did on the first day! [The determination to climb up higher and higher]

Then they are few that was charging the battery during the briefing. Hehehe! Hey "Dang", Gotcha!!! just kidding yeah. "Pukul 2 pagi" huhh.. hehehe! you know, I know! ssshhh~

Let's go out & play before everyone falls asleep. We had few activities play outside under the hot sun. Under a hot sun, people suffering thirst. Some people faints, some people complaints, some stays away from it. How much of us that willing to give out and do our part even under the hot sun?

As long as each of us is willing to give out & doing our part, even walking 8people tied up feet together under the hot sun wouldn't be a problem! The problem is that either we want or don't!

We have games of finding toothpicks on the ground with 8people tied up together.

Moving buckets & things with hands are easy, all we do just pick it up and move it.

When conditions don't allow us to use hand but only rope. We can't tie it, we can't go near it! All we can is just lift it from a distant area.

What can we do? And what does it takes?

It takes the whole team to carry one! :)
It's a game that involves patience and planning that we need to figure out how to carry those buckets from one area to one area without moving towards the bucket or carry it with hands. Points are not given based on the team that can carry the it all in the shortest time but also to the number of times we carry it up front and back in the time given.

[What can we work differently?] in order to make it better?

Bridge crossing was one of the game that we're given 6tyres, two planks of woods! Think of a way that 8people can cross it without the plank of woods touching the ground. The tyres must place more distant than the length of the woods.

With strong foundation built...

Nothing seems to come in the way to obstruct us! How big the wind is, we can't be blown away easily.

Teamwork is one of the key tools but without good communications, things can't be done smoothly too. Just like a car, those engine parts, body, tyres are assembled together as a car just like a team. But without the "car key", how can we open the locks or start the engines? :)

How can we lead a Blind peoples when we don't talk and show them the way?

Tins are scatters all around and half of the team are blindfolded...

How are we going to lead them to the tins and ask them arrange accordingly to its type/ colors if we don't have good communication...

How can we sms/ call when there is communication breakdown?
How can we travel/ move when there is communication breakdown?
How can we surf/ chat when there is no internet connection?
That's a lot to be miss and lost when there is communication, one of the important value we must not underestimate it. It can either bring "bitter" or "sweet" =D

So much for hard works at the time, as for the night time. It's entertainment night for every one! Each of the team have to think of one performance to deliver a message regarding the core value of the company.

[responsibility, teamwork, achievement & commitment] - The core values of Fabrica.

There are group that brought an imaginary van into the hall. Well, a Flintstones' van! haha

And curtains & carpets also used for the drama! Yeah, Fabrica... The mood of living inside the house. Carpets, Curtains, Wallpapers, Blinds, Paneling, Flooring, you name it and they have it.

The man of the night! He's the salesperson, the wife & the husband, the sewer, the fixers & the office's staff. The man that played 9roles at a time. The rest of the team just act with emotions & body languages and he's the one that does all the talking. And he can sing... Not English song, not Tagalog song but CHINESE song. [Penny戴佩妮-我要的爱] Salute to you, Marvin! :)

And for my team, we got no people that can plays 9roles at a time. Hahaha.

We got no one that can play a role of a fussy customer.
But we have SIZE!!! Size of BIG & small that we can build strong foundation. A strong foundation that ...

Able to hold people climbing on top it it! [Big people comes with Big power, Big power comes with Big responsibilities!] =.=!! Just kidding. Size is not the matter, the strong will is what that matters.

That's all for day 2 and everyone ended it with ...


Day3 has come & the training is nearly come to an end. Lots of games had played among everyone, we tied together to complete the tasks, we hold hands to support each other, we encourage everyone, trainers also do sharing among us. Let's see hows the progress and how far have we achieve...

Eiseh~ Not bad huhh!!! hahaha!

We only have 2activities played on day3.

First, we had game of testing how good our memory is.

Then we had the "EGG CATCHER" game. And the catcher has to be built from scratch. The materials given was nothing other than papers, tissues, paperclip, flyer, rubberband. Pointse given are based on the number of eggs that survive the drop & the less resources used to build the catcher.

Not much games played on day3 because we spent rest of the day busying ...

Taking group pictures! Hehehe.

Other than taking pictures, sharing also done on the last day which every team shares the feelings about the 3days training and what should we do to improve the productivity & efficiency while working and how we apply what had we learn into our working & personal life.

Then it's time to announce the winner of the whole training.

Team SuperPanda is the winner come along with Team Doraemon as the 1st runner up & Team TeddyBear is the 2nd runner up. As for the Team Belacan, we came last! ohh my~

We maybe last but we don't give up easily which suit the slogan of the team!

[Bau Tapi Nyaman Kali Ah] Hahahaha.

For myself, there aren't any win or lose for each team. There aren't anyone who is better or who is worse.

We're all the same & everyone is the winner. We came & train as a team for the course. We'd learnt & gained that can push us up into a higher level. While working, we also work together as colleague too. When one falls, we all hold among each other & pull them up!

Let's hope & wish that all these can remain when we walked out from the door of training hall. No "Hot-Hot Chicken Shit" which is "Hangat-Hangat Tahi Ayam" in malay language. Hehehe. :p

Fabrica!!! You can do it~ You show Brunei the art of interior.

And lastly, not to forget the trainers & people that worked things out together to make these training go smoothly.

Sir Kevin who is the NLP peak performances trainer.

Perry Khoo who is the TeamBuilding specialist.

And also to Siew Yun & Yvonne.

Thank you all!!!

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