Socializing and making friends in the workplace is one of the best ways to increase productivity in the office. Not only does it increase morale in the office, it also allows for the office to work better solving everyday workplace issues.

In order to enhance social relations and define roles within a team, a team building activity is conducted which often involving collaborative tasks. It is distinct from team training, which is designed to improve the efficiency, rather than interpersonal relations. In conducting team buildings, it also gave a great opportunity to identify leaders and likewise shows leadership.

On September 28 to 30, 2016, employees of NIA Regional Office 3 bravely rode a motorized banca and dared the strong currents of the West Philippine Sea due to a low pressure area in going to the Region 4Bs pride, Puerto Galera, Mindoro Occidental to conduct the 2016 NIA Region3 Team Building.

Though the weather is not that good, the group composed of less than 50 employees safely arrived at Tamaraw Hotel and Beach Resort where the group stayed and the activity was conducted. The place is conducive and a perfect place for meditation, due its serene atmosphere. And at night time only splashing of waves can be heard. 

 The team building activity was conducted successfully and merrily. Every participant learned each function and exerted effort to contribute significant capability to each team to accomplish the assigned tasks.

In the conduct of the team building, the participants were treated equally. There is no boss neither manager, but a leader chosen by the team. Each and everyone were merely participants working together to achieve a common goal. From there arise strategies and ideas on how to fulfil the goal outstandingly.

Through the leadership of the regions Engineering and Operations Manager Virgilio J. Ilao, the Regional Office Team Building was conducted full of fun and success.

The region’s activity was through the effort of no less than the untiring and ever supportive Regional Manager Josephine B. Salazar, though her physical presence wasn’t there, monitoring and assurance for the safety of her beloved children were now and then.