by: Karen Cayamanda
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Company News |
A seasoned dancer, a trained athlete, photography enthusiasts - MicroSourcing employees offered their skills and talents to form MicroCrew, a team of creative and empowered leaders that seeks to create a more vibrant, close-knit MicroSourcing community.
MicroCrew had its first assembly and strategic planning session with its 30 volunteers last July 20 at Discovery Suites, Pasig City. Volunteers from MicroSourcing’s four Manila sites converged to discuss the group’s role and responsibilities and to get to know their fellow volunteers. Eric Concepcion, VP of Talent Acquisition, opened the event by sharing his own experiences in maintaining what he calls "work-life management" and encouraged employee leaders to shape a company culture that makes room for their very own hobbies and interests.
Participants used the rest of the afternoon to develop their organizational plan. They were divided into five committees - Dance and Music, Sports, Photography, Volunteering, and Events - for which they crafted an overarching mission and developed objectives, programs, and activities for the latter half of 2013. In each club presentation, all volunteers contributed ideas that turned simple activities into collaborative events that will involve more than one club, like a fundraising concert or a sports clinic for out-of-school youth.
The event culminated with a pledge led by Amado Basa Jr., an active volunteer from MicroSourcing’s IT department. "I pledge to carry out my duties and obligations towards building an environment that pays high value to recognition, friendship, and work-life balance." The whole group looks forward to organizing bigger events that will involve more employees in the culture of building relationships, sharing skills and talents, and proactively creating an enjoyable place to work in.
MicroCrew is a group of leaders that spearheads new initiatives, organizes activities that create an exciting employee culture, and works toward building an environment where recognition, friendship, and FUN are part of everyday life in the office.