Last May 6, 2017, the employees of Toyota Tsusho Philippines Corporation (TTPh) took a break from their daily grind as they relaxed, unwind, and had a SUN-sational day at Terrazas de Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Batangas.
The day seamlessly started with the early arrival of employees, having enough time to appreciate the fresh air, sunshine, and surroundings of the resort just before the program started. The hosts, Bambie and Neptali, enthusiastically began the program by setting the mood on high spirits.
Mr. Katsuhiko Nakano, President, officially opened the program by welcoming employees and introducing newly appointed directors of TTPh. He started with Mr. Hiroyuki Inoue, Corporate Director, followed by Mr. Noriyoshi Hayashi, S7D Sales Director, Mr. Yukio Ehara, Sales Operations Manager, and finally Mr.Koji Hanai, President of TIAP. The event was also joined by one of the members of WEST Project Team, Mr. Akihiro Mori.
TTPh Japanese Directors, Officer and Guest
From Left (Standing): Mr. Kawashima, Mr. Mori, Mr. Ehara, Mr. Ohsuga, Pres. Nakano, Mr. Hanai, Mr. Nakajima, Mr. Nishii
From Left (Seated): Mr. Hayashi, Mr. Kyoyama, Mr. Inoue
As part of the TTPh tradition, newly hired local employees presented an energetic intermission number. The audience was entertained, applauding and cheering, especially when Mr. Osuga, Mr. Kawashima, Mr. Hayashi and Mr. Mori joined the crew.
Games were the last part of the program. Employees were divided into five groups which competed against each through fun and simple games of Card Relay with Obstacle Course, Water Relay, and the classic Tug o’ War. Group 4 conquered as they won two of the games.
Mr. Hiroyuki Inoue, Corporate Director, concluded the program through a short closing remarks. After AM Snacks were served, employees were given a chance to explore and experience the resort. Some of the employees played volleyball, rode the banana boat and got their bellies filled with food and laughter.
Rain fell by early afternoon, nevertheless, employees did not mind as they were already soaked in the beach and pool. Rain and shine, everybody seemed to have a whale of a time.
It is of utmost importance to hold events like a company outing. This is one of the apt venues to bond, communicate and develop good working and personal relationships. It will enable them to build camaraderie, support, trust, and bare part of themselves that they don’t get to share in the office.