感谢主办方邀请小编B哥和JANE 姐姐一起来见证柔佛首个游艇俱乐部开幕活动!恭喜

感谢主办方邀请小编B哥和JANE 姐姐一起来见证柔佛首个游艇俱乐部开幕活动!恭喜

感谢主办方邀请小编B哥和Jane 姐姐一起来见证柔佛首个游艇俱乐部开幕活动!恭喜 🥳🥳
 
这场游艇展览+摩托艇比赛+水上飞机+汽车漂移表演+价值RM10,000寻宝抽奖 · 于11月26-27日在富力公主湾盛大举办!
 
开幕仪式在10am进行并由柔佛苏丹殿下莅临开幕。
在11月26日(星期六) 10am-3pm 观赏汽车漂移的精彩表演呢🚗!
活动日期: 26 – 27 Nov 2022 (Sat – Sun)
Time: 9am – 6pm
Venue: 富力公主湾富力新天地 (歌剧院旁)
 

海陆空一字排开-速度嘉年华-饱眼福

海陆空一字排开-速度嘉年华-饱眼福

柔佛苏丹依布拉欣陛下(左3 ) 64岁华诞刚过,大会仍贴心地准备生日蛋糕祝贺。(取自柔 佛苏丹面子书)

报导/摄影:叶秀文 (部分照片取自柔佛苏丹面子书 )

海陆空的盛会!

快艇、吉普车、重型摩哆,现身柔佛海峡一端,让大家一次过看得过瘾!

柔佛州旅游局从昨日起一连3天在新山富力公主湾( R&F Princess Cove ) 举办“2022年柔佛速度嘉年华’'(Johor SpeedFest 2022),由,以生活中享 受奔驰的休闲活动作为亮点。

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OCTOBER 2022

"Really liked the gold mining game and activites! Keep up the good work!"
Ying Li Tan
Deputy Director, Sembcorp
"It's really enjoy and have fun."
Yen Lim
Manager, Stone forest Accountserve Pte Ltd
"Excellent team building session which brings out the cooperation of everyone."
Gary
RSM
"Great team building. Able to create genuine relationships. Fun times. Explored Singapore!"
James
Klook

Certified Master Facilitator®

Certified Master Facilitator®

Our FAcilitator, Sasi KUMAR, is now a Certified Master Facilitator®. The title Certified Master Facilitator® is a mark of excellence in facilitation. It distinguishes someone as having achieved the highest certification available in the industry.

The certification process assesses candidates against a rigorous set of competencies. These competencies were developed based on input from over 450 FAcilitators and clients. The result, a certification with the distinction of quality, integrity, talent and service, is one that FAcilitators can aspire to achieve and clients can have confidence in.

With this latest certification, Sasi is now able to deliver more Process FAcilitation programmes that do not just stop at the teambuilding session but go further with stakeholders to develop their teams or achieve effective meetings results using tools such as LSP – LEGO Serious Play, World Cafe, Open Space Technology and many other Process FAcilitation tools.

Find out more about the types of advanced programmes that can be offered here:
FOCUS Consulting 

Going Zero Waste for our Programmes

Going Zero Waste for our Programmes

Leaning on technological breakthroughs, we have proudly made some changes to the delivery of programmes to align with our sustainability vision. We have gone ZERO WASTE for two of our popular programmes; The Rollercoaster Challenge! and The Incredible Race Challenge!

For The Rollercoaster Challenge! instead of giving participants straws and balloon sticks, we have invested in rubber tubes that can do the same job but are reusable! This means that after each programme for The Rollercoaster Challenge!, we are able to reuse 100% of the materials!

For The Incredible Race Challenge! We used to print hard copies for our participants. But we have since moved to have participants’ using their mobile phones to access race content via the e-forms. This has made the activity efficient, interactive and participative for all members of the team! A “leaderboard” is also created electronically via the links where teams can view other teams’ performance in real-time!

Emergenetics Profiling

Emergenetics Profiling

Emergenetics is a tool used to achieve a profile of the person’s behavioural and thinking characteristics.

The theory behind Emergenetics is people are already born with thinking and behavioural traits. The environment and social surroundings then modify and alter these traits and behaviours. Essentially, a person has genetic traits that the environment affects.

The emergenetics test is a self-assessment questionnaire that maps the thinking and behavioural traits of an individual. This profile is broken down into seven emergenetics attributes; four thinking attributes and three behavioural attributes. When each attribute is given a colour, the Emergenetics profile becomes a palette of colours mixed together that paints a picture of one’s personality.

Musings of the FAcilitator

Musings of the FAcilitator

Since the turn of 2022, we’ve tightened the sails and steadied the helm to cruise through a challenging but rewarding year, with organisations yearning to shake off the rust of COVID-19 times.

In the last 2 quarters, we have delivered 199 number of programmes for MNCs, SMEs, Government Agencies and Non-profit Organisations.

Reviewing the data and experiences, we observed four focus areas of teams who have walked through our doors in 2022:

Referencing Bruce Tuckman’s Team Development Model, there are five stages in a relationship – Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing and Adjourning. The model states that everyone will start from the Forming stage when there is a new relationship. From there, teams move progressively towards the Performing stage where they are then able to execute with synergy.

The Covid Babies

 The turbulent covid times threw the workforce into disarray with huge turnover, redefining of workplace roles, and murky confusion matching skills and productivity. New hires coming into the scene went straight into working from home and though they were comfortable, a good portion could still feel the jitters.

Many organisations saw themselves back to the Forming stage with these new members joining in, with the challenge being to claw their way out of the Forming stage and cruise into the Storming stage. The lack of physical interaction meant that teams were unable to have face-to-face conflict resolution opportunities.

This phenomenon has created two scenarios, 1) everyone stays at the Forming stage and remains ineffective as a team and 2) teams having a pseudo Norming false preset that they are all working together well.

The lack of physical interactions had eliminated the Storming stage and left teams stagnant.

The silver lining is that some leaders have recognised this phenomenon in the early stage and  they started creating small group gatherings virtually and/or physically. They created mentorship programmes for onboarding processes that allowed the new hires to feel welcomed and created a sense of belonging.

Since Apr 2022, we saw an influx in teams coming for physical teambuilding, it was evident that many organisations needed to break away from the Forming stage to become effective and efficient

To combat a lowered sense of belonging and purpose, organisations have started to return to physical teambuilding.

Being a teambuilding provider, our role is not to make the team members feel the sense of belonging or give them their purpose. We have customised and curated programmes to get teams to acknowledge what is lacking and formulate action plans. The outcome of the programme is for the teams to acknowledge the gaps and to have them derive their own action plans to move forward as a team.

Through the interventions, we have noticed that leaders have acknowledged this phenomenon and made arrangements for the individuals to have the sense of belonging to the Organisation, such as arranging team dinners, having team retreats and arranging for face to face sessions to build their purpose to align with that of the Organisation again.

The observation of the team moving back to the Forming stage, they are forgiving for mistakes and each other’s different perspectives.

 

Seniors are more patient and willing to help out the juniors. Interestingly some juniors could have been with the organisation for nearly three years now, and getting this excellent treatment makes the working atmosphere pleasing.

Yet, this forgiving nature could be temporary since everyone is still in the Forming stage. The actual test happens during a Storming stage when people become comfortable working with each other and start sharing their opinions and emotions.

One of the interventions we did in FOCUS Adventure was to quicken the process from Forming to Storming at least by the end of the programme to ensure that teams do not stay in the pseudo-norming stage where everyone thinks that they are performing well as a team, when in fact the lack of storm creates silent frustrations which might build, and explode with time.

Finally, we have seen how the new employee has been bold and willing to build bridges with the seniors. In the olden days, juniors would not take the step to take this action but silently followed instructions. This created the phenomenon of the “Monkey Experiment”, where sometimes people don’t know why they are doing what they are doing. But today’s new hires are well aware and came prepared with the “Why” question.

This “Why” question they asked is not to put down their seniors in the organisation but to build bridges, to understand the seniors and the organisation better.

Some teams welcome this movement as it gets everyone to move into a new dimension and start thinking differently. But there is also the team dominated by the seniors, who still have the older mentality of “listen to instructions first before giving ideas”.

Of course there is debate as there is no right or wrong, the answer depends on the situation that we are in. What matters is to see the other perspective and to remember that at the end of the day, to build bridges between individuals.

Summary

This year has been exciting, with teams back physically. The question now will then be, is this new phenomenon helpful and effective?

AUGUST 2022

"Thanks SDC’s HR team and FOCUS Adventure team for this great team building event.."
Tuem Heng Seng
Sentosa Development Corporation, Deputy Director 
"Kudos to focus adventure for organising the fantastic team bonding event and making it fun and enjoyable for people of all age groups. "
Hoo Cheong Siong
Manager, SDC PDD
"Very good and effective programme. Highly recommended for team bonding. "
Lam Yue Kwai
Sentosa Development Corporation , Project Development
"Berwin is quite talented and charismatic. Keeps pace and energy levels high. "
Paul Lee
IMDA, Principal Consultant
"The icebreaker was very innovative!"
Nanda Wang
IMDA, Assistant Manager

JULY 2022

"Enjoy the outdoor activities. Good selection of activities. Will be good to have more time ( additional 1 hour) for the outdoor activities "
Chow Kok Ming
Deputy Managing Director , Linde Gas Singapore Pte Ltd
"Great time, achieved goals set together as a team."
Vayni
MINDEF
"Program was awesome and helpful for bonding amongst the team."
Viknesuvaran
MINDEF
"FAcilitators were very efficient in conveying the objectives of the course"
TAN XIN HUA
MINDEF
"Thank you Sasi , Bryan and Heng zhi, it has been a great session and everything was great"
Angie Oi Poh Kim
Senior Manager , NUHS
"Thank you for the effort put into this! I have learnt useful applications that I can apply to even outside of work(: appreciate it really!"
Sarah Foo
Medical Technologist, NUH
"The activities were fun and inspiration! The FAcilitators are professional and deserve 6 stars!"
Su jie
Case Management Officer, NUH
"Awesome FAcilitator!! Never bored. Good session, maybe discussions can be shorter. Other than that, all amazing! "
Nurul Shazirah
Medical Social Worker, NUH
"Overall fun, objective clearly met and message well instilled through each activity."
Ng Shi Han
Senior Assistant Manager, ERM & Internal Control, NUH
"Great just nice where am session was intensive, walking and sweating. Then afternoon indoor session."
Victor
Regional Sales Manager, Habasit Far East Pte Ltd
"Bryan is a superb FAcilitator. He was able to build on our points and add on his insights."
Amanda Moey
MCCY
"Sasi, Yumi and team contributed greatly towards the success of our teambuilding programme. Thank you for all your support from start to end. We had a lot of fun and have also taken back some learnings that we can all apply back in the workplace. "
Sauyan
Trustana
"Sasi, Yumi and team contributed greatly towards the success of our teambuilding programme. Thank you for all your support from start to end. We had a lot of fun and have also taken back some learnings that we can all apply back in the workplace. "
Sauyan
Trustana
"It was a wonderful session! It pushed us to bond better and go beyond our boundaries!"
Vignesh Ayyapan
MBA student, NTU
"It was too hot but the tower activity was amazing! Now I think that the level of the scariness and the difficulty was perfect in order to strengthen bond."
Yoshiko
NBS
"Enjoyed the day and the activities were fun and interactive"
Mark
SCB
"Berwin was down to earth, personable and able to lead effectively"
Miriam Gondowidjojo
Business Planning Manager, Standard Chartered
"Excellent presentation and enjoyed a lot. Thanks to FOCUS team"
Solaiappan
Sr. Rotating Engineer, Linde Gas
"Programmes are carefully planned, nicely executed. All participants were having fun, enjoyed the process and learn something from the activities."
Jason Lim
Branch Manager, Gebruder Weiss Pte. Ltd
"One of the more creative team buildings I’ve experienced."
Zhilei
"Thank you for the great work! The Facilitation is really excellent and FAcilitators are all very warm and friendly. I am very impressed that there is video at the end and certificate and photo are printed and given. Keep up the good work :)"
Felicia Gwee
Team Manager, Ingeus
"Would definitely recommend. FAcilitators were excellent."
Amrit Raj Singh
Student , SMU MBA
"For a short programme, objectives were met in an enjoyable manner. It's not easy to warm up a big crowd in a short time. Enjoyable surely!
Sufyan
Student , SMU

JUNE 2022

"Another brilliant team building event executed. Thank you Yumi and Sasi! Well done! "
Janice Teo
People manager ,Yondr Singapore Pte Ltd
"Excellent Program"
LEOW YEE JING
QAQC Engineer, Geonamic
"Thanks Well Organised Programme"! "
Gilbert Chuah
GM, Geonamics
"The Race was Fun and Enjoyable."
Dzafirah
AED T&L, TKPS
"Exciting and Well Organised."
Mrs Raj
Teacher, Telok Kurau Pri
"The activities are suited for all ages. Simple yet meaningful and brought out the essence of teamwork and engagement! Kudos to the team!"
Wan Nurin Zahian
SH EL, MOE
"Thank you for the fun and meaningful activities."
Elisha Jaafar
Teacher, Eunos Primary school
"I enjoyed the team bonding activities so much. Thank you."
Aznizah Aris
Teacher, MOE
"The FAcilitators were able to engage us in the activities."
Belinda Hoe
Telok kurau primary school