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Monday, 6 June 2016

Team building

Been through two team building sessions this year alone.
The first group was new recruits of 240  personnel, and the second group was 170 executive officers.
These new recruits were to transcend into the corporate culture of the institution, within 4 days and 3 nights, and that was a very tall order for organizers, facilitators and secretariats to run the team building program, done in a camp almost in the jungle .
These people were not fresh intake that just came out of schools moving into labour market. Most of them have had 8 years of working experience with the organization under the "temporary staff" scheme and had picked up all the bad habits from their seniors in the office.
Nevertheless, most has a degree in either accounting, public administration, human resource management, computer science or law with CGPA 3.5 and above. That made it even a tall order by double,  a little too much to stomach. OMG!
But of course, the preliminary observation was discipline which was not adhered to: the tight pants and body hugging clothes which is hip, unsuitable hair styles to wear to the office. Instantly upon registration, they were given a choice of getting a proper cut or be given a free haircut by untrained stylist.
There were ice breaking session, then the fear factor: walking in the jungle at night, water confidence: free-drifting in a fast current river chilling, and explorace of collecting clues at checkpoints where they had prepare a meal with given materials ,built a raft and sail to an island.
Finally the small team merged into a big team as one and en masse! team building came to it's peak.
Afterwards, there were lectures on subjects of their job functions that they had to attend in the auditorium and they had to sit and pass the written exam.
On the the last nite, they performed a show to celebrate the success completion of the Induction Course.

Briefing of the activities of the day

Free Flow in River Chilling @ Kuala Kubu Baru

Building a Raft @ Brindley Camp Port Dickson

Rafting to an island @ Asia Camp

Preparing a Kenduri

Corporate Social Responsibility of Gotong Royong

Painting work at the Pavilion

The Live Performance Show-After

After 2 - 3 weeks of togetherness, it's such a sad affair to let them go back to their respective offices. Tear flows like a river.

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