BUTUAN CITY, May 19 – Personnel from the TESDA-Caraga Regional Office together with the Provincial Training Centers in Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte have recently participated the Team Building and Benchmarking Activities in the Queen City of the South – Cebu.
According to TESDA-Caraga Regional Director Ashary A. Banto, the conduct of the Team Building Activity is being institutionalized in all government offices to give all civil servants the time to bond and help them build a professional culture that is not only competent and efficient but also one where there is a maximum cooperation, interaction and socialization among officials and employees.
The official also said the activity is pursuant to the provisions of the Omnibus Rules Implementing Book V of Executive Order No. 292 (Section 31, Chapter 5) which states that “each department or agency shall prepare a career and personal development plan which include provisions, among others, for employees’ health, welfare, counseling, recreation and similar services.”
Dir. Banto likewise stressed that the activities were simultaneously conducted to maximize the time of the personnel while they are in Cebu. “First day of the activity is the conduct of the Teambuilding while the Benchmarking was conducted on the last day,” Banto said.
During the teambuilding, the personnel underwent teambuilding games that has intensified the relationship among the members in the team. Each team is composed of mixed personnel from the Regional Office, PTC-Agusan del Norte, and PTC-Surigao del Norte.
The benchmarking activity was conducted at the Regional Training Center of TESDA in Cebu. TESDA Region VII Regional Director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr. received the participants and they were given the opportunity to visit the venues of the different qualifications offered by the said training center.
In his speech during the fellowship night at TESDA Region VII compound, RD Banto expressed his sincerest thanks and gratitude to the officials and personnel of TESDA Cebu for their hospitality and accommodating the request of the TESDA-Caraga. The official likewise awarded Certificates of Appreciation to RD Sunico and the TESDA Cebu as well as the RTC Administrator Engr. Winefredo Salas.
The activities were being conducted to afford all officials and employees an opportunity to undertake staff development activity that will enhance teamwork and improve team performance. It also discovers effective ways to get tasks accomplished through others; develops next line of leaders and see what they can accomplish through effective delegation; learn to ask for help and how much (or little) communication needs to be done among co-workers; discover the importance of communicating ideas and experiences among the group to accomplish goals.
Moreover, by overcoming obstacles, the team’s morale will soar, and discover how having fun and accomplishing goals can be the best morale booster around; assess how each team members approaches their work and what that means for reducing conflict and increasing cooperation; and maximize quality, productivity, employees’ involvements, and employees’ needs to be included in the issues that they influence. (Robert E. Roperos, TESDA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)