Team buildings are not limited to a team comprised of a manager and his/her members. Team buildings become twice the fun and thrice the challenge in an all-manager team building activity. After all, they need to reconnect and rebuild their relationship with their co-managers once in a while.
So, that is what we did here at Taking You Forward, Inc.
Last July 21, 2012, in the serene and relaxing ambiance of Vista Mar Resort, Mactan, our managers got to enjoy a day of team building challenges mixed with recreational activities.
The event was organized and managed by our Public Relations Manager, Mayse Ferolin, and was facilitated by the Cebu Team Building Services.
All of our managers and our executive officers were invited to join the event, and a good sum of people responded, most especially our CEO, Mr. Brad Norman, and our COO, Mr. Ferdinand Piano.
They conducted activities that helped boost our managers’ relationships towards their colleagues and a better understanding of the departments their fellow managers are handling. These activities are the following:
Getting to Know Activity had our managers introducing themselves in a way that their colleagues would know another side of them, drawing forth descriptions different from how they usually are in the office or in a daily basis.
Teamwork Activity highlighted our managers’ leadership and camaraderie skills. These skills were put to the test, determining if they have used these in their respective departments or if they have to apply it more in running their teams.
Trust Activity determined how much each of our managers trusted his/her colleagues and how much he/she was being trusted.
Positive Stroking Activity was the last yet the most waited of all the activities. This activity gave our managers the opportunity to say something to their co-managers. It was a chance for them to share their comments on previous activities or happenings in the company. They also cited one another’s abilities, positive or negative attitudes, minor and major contributions to the company, and the like.
Our managers were served with a sumptuous lunch buffet and delicious snacks. The event started at 10:00 in the morning and ended at 4:00 in the afternoon; a whole-day event spent on doing the activities, enjoying one another’s company, and frolicking in the beach—all in the name of strengthening the relationships of the company’s team of managers.
The event gave a new positive vibe among our managers and executives. It invoked a refreshed sense of interacting with one another and has enabled them to handle their responsibilities even more smoothly and with very positive outcomes.