Team Building at Nagarkot – Recollections

Posted by: Shreeya Shakya

Hmm.. it’s almost been a month since we at Data analytics team had gone for our Q2 team building and all thanks to our ever-hardworking managers who earned their bonuses and generously shared it with the rest of the team. From that we had a FESTIVAL not just any other team building party usually ending up in dance and booze.   

It was one of the most enjoyable fellowship exercises in recent times. Our DOE had asked the team to come up with polls and games for the outing and that was when it became decidedly different. Then we formed the event co-ordinators’ team and squeezed in time from our busy schedules to plan for the event. We arranged for Polls, fun games and workshop on 3Ps to give it a touch of formal gathering.

Under Polls, we came up with 8 categories: Best Dressed (Male/Female), Entertainer, Most likely to get married next, Coolest hairstyle, Who needs to come out of his/her shell the most?, Most promising manager and Most promising new comer. The ballots were distributed in the team to cast their votes for their favorite candidate. The results were kept extra secret by Ashay until the announcements. In addition to the polls, we also arranged for quick questionnaires to test how much each cluster leader knew his/her teammates. The responses were amazing; all leaders knew their teammates quite well. The next was the workshop on 3Ps; it was intended to bring out all the silent opinions from the team mates who are on the silent side during team meetings.  

all in all, i personally feel this party that we had was indeed a team building part in true sense. We just didnt dance around to the same old tunes and returned home feeling no more connected to the team than before the party. The whole team actively participated in all the events with full enthusiasm and returned home more content.

Recollections from AshayT:

The actual outing started late in the afternoon on Friday, September 12, 2008. The team got to Hotel Country Villa, Nagarkot in four different trips. The first trip left at around 4 and got to the Hotel at around 6. Then they waited, and waited and then waited some more. The rest of the team, bar some who arrived next morning only reached the venue at 8.40. As soon as this contingent got to the place I distinctly remember being yelled at for being late! That was fun when I tried to ram into Basanta Dai for that. Well, we had Prakash Dai share the advances we had made in the second quarter and the challenges that lay ahead. Saurav Dai, who incidentally had his 11th transfer, and managed to take a whole team with him this time, told the team that they well still the priority when it came to servers. Many smiled at that. Raju Dai and Shekhar Dai thanked Prakash Dai and the team for their promotion.  Then, Sudeep Dai recounted his Boston Visit in two sentences. He said it was a bittersweet experience, but most importantly, he said he learned to say NO, say it when the pressure of deadlines could become unreasonable. That was the official part of the evening.

Then the partying began in earnest. We ate, then we drank then we (ahem), well we talked. It was midnight before the crowd started retiring to their rooms. I had threatened the team to pull them out of their beds by 7 next morning and some of the team still managed to stay up until after 3 A.M. Bidha called to get us out of bed before six (Grrrr…), well at least we got in a glimpse of the sunrise. Sumit and I made good on my threat and well, had knocked on everybody’s doors by 6.30, armed with the the 3P’s paper. By the time we were having tea, the last contingent of the party arrived. We then had our breakfast, and along with it, the Award Ceremony. The winners gave thank you speeches, most of which were quite well thought out. They must have rehearsed it!. Well, Shreeya didi actually got her award and then jumped and spun. I dont think she rehearshed that. Then Sweta actually guessed her own name as winner for being the Shy Baby of the team. Those were the highlights, and most of them were memorable.

Next came the 3P’s. We banged on everyone’s door early morning to get them write their concerns/opinions regarding the 3Ps.

Then came the games. Well, we started with spinning the hoopla. None of us made it past 3-5 seconds, but the actual maestro then walked in. Anish Dai spun the hoopla and then kept going…. and going. He did not win, he obliterated the competition. Well, he won the grand prize, the RING that won him the game. We played “Rumal Lukai” after that. We started playing and every time somebody lost, they wanted the rules changed! Well we fought over the rules and had fun with the game. Sabita won the game but Samir dai was an oh! so close second. We played Musical chairs next and almost had to change rules in that as well. Well, this was also a lot of fun. Basanta Dai and Sudeep dai tried to walk back in after loosing their chairs, but it was fun re-eliminating them. Prakash Dai, Sangeeta Didi and Rajendra dai made it to the final three and Anish dai made them run for so long. Well, Rajendra Dai won this round also. Rina came up with the 7 up game and was joined in by a lot of people. Well, Pallavi proved there was no fooling her, and astutely won the game. Rina almost did not part with the winners chocolate. We rested some after that and Anish Dai and Raju Dai sang to the team. And then we marched back home, to D2hawkeye Services, Bishalnagar.

Thanks to the managers, we had a great outing, even more so because the whole team was willing to participate, wanting to have fun.                         

01_GettingStartedForNagarkot

02_Ready for photo session

03_BriefingChallenges_Achievements

04_Relaxing

05_dont wake me up hai  zzzzzzz

06_morningGlory

08_BreakfastTimewithDOE

08_Let us finish out breakfast

09_SauravThakur_TheGoaler

Saurav Thakur : The highest goal achiever

10_PrabinSubedi_TheEntertainer

Prabin Subedi : Entertainer/Best Dressed (Male)

11_SwetaShrestha_Shy award with laugh

Sweta Shrestha : One who needs to come out of her shell

12_RajendraSubedi_Most likely to get married next award

Rajendra Subedi : Most likely to get married next.

13_RajuKnowsHisTeamTheBEst

Raju Maharjan : He best knew his team.

14_PrameshVaidya_MostPromisingNewComer

Pramesh Vaidya : Most Promising New Comer

15_MostPromisingManager

Raju Maharjan : Most promising manager

16_ShreeyaShakya_Coolest_hair_style

Shreeya Shakya : Coolest Hairstyle

17_TheLuckiestGuy

Basanta Joshi : The Luckiest Guy from the team

18_Best dressed award

Pallavi Sharma : Best Dressed (Female)

19_AllEcstaticWinnners

ShekharOnPersonnel - Workshop

Shekhar briefing on Personnel – Workshop

SudeepBriefing3pWorkshop

Sudeep briefing Process (workshop)

ReenaOnProject

Reena briefing Projects ( Workshop)

Can u beat me haha

HupladidntQuiteStay

TheHuplaKing

AllReadyForRumalLukai

SangitaWithherRumal

Last3Standing

RumaalLukai_Sabita

runrunrun

musicalchairWinner

EndingOnaMusicalNote

The Coordinators

TheDataGroup

Team Building at Nagarkot – Recollections was last modified: April 16th, 2012 by Shreeya Shakya
 

Blog Comments

  1. Goodgoing

    looks great !!!! i think you ppl have done a different and nice team building party than regular cocktail and dance party…sometimes its fun to do different…i think products ppl should get some good advie from these ppl about the team building party…products team always drinking and dancing….what a boring one..khayo jhyaap bhayo wakyo bass teti

  2. Garullous

    Hey the party was one of the best outings i have had in a long time. We had great games and great participation. As was pointed out, we had great fun shopping for the games and the polls. The poll responses and “exams” that the managers faced – i wont forget them for quite some time. Hope all parties will get more and more creative. We definitely had fun and I hope we do not fight over what we played. Some people enjoy Musical chairs, others enjoy poker and blackjack at parties. Guess we were in the Musical chairs gang.

    We can keep having fun ever so often. We at D2 have a great work environment. Keep it up.

  3. Scrubber

    TO ‘REAL’ PRODUCTS :razz:
    I remebered a moral story about a fox who couldn’t jump enough to have grapes and ultimately moved away by saying that the grapes are sour.
    Think.. Think.. Think.. put on a ladder to have those grapes..

  4. From Data again

    btw.. we didnt have any ‘hide and seek’… we left that game for you… its lot of fun too.. try it out honey!!!

  5. From Data

    haha.. FROM ‘REAL’ PRODUCTS… comon.. now honey!!… why so offended!!.. we are sure you guys will come up with some fun things at your team building.. am sure 70 heads will think out something more creative than 40 ppl here at Data… the question is WHEN … may be your DOE will give u some brillant idea,.. ask him .. ask him.. :razz: for us.. it originated from our dear respected DOE.. lets see what ur DOE comes up with…

  6. FROM 'REAL' PRODUCTS

    ‘FROM DATA’, Grow up! Get over with ‘hide and seek’ and ‘musical chairs’! And pls feel invited , we will show you how to literally ‘raise – the – bar’.

  7. Scrubber

    Thanks to organizers for organizing to make a blast, thanks to managers for all supporting additional funds to make it big, thanks to whole team of Data Analytics for making it so special. It was the first time i saw team mates were finding fun talking about processes rather than dance and song. Definetly, the bars of team building parties are raised. Thanks for all.

  8. Sumit Kumar Singh

    It was really great time to be there together. No words to define the beauty of the place. Infact games we all played really brought lots of enthusiasm and excitement, which was real fun. HUPLA not only shaked our waist but rocked every individual out there , esp. Anish dai with his outstanding results.
    And Special thanx to Prakash dai and Shreeya didi for selecting me among the coordinators. It was really great working with Ashay and Bidha, (except the morning call by Bidha to get out of bed before six AM) We’d wonderful time together.

    This party will always be in our mind, and this report in EU will always keep the feeling alive.

  9. From Data

    dear from products… u guys still could have different fun in cocktail parties than the usual.. try thinkin out of the box.. google few fun team games too…
    we know we have raised the bar of team building parties.. :grin: .. all the best and have great fun !!

  10. From Products

    Very nice team building party. Nice way to get together and having fun.
    :sad: :sad: Ours team building is yet another cocktail party :sad: :sad:
    :sad: :sad: Same food, same drinks, same way to have fun :sad: :sad:
    more things to learn from you

  11. sitapun

    Really nice.Seems u guys really had much FUN!!! I too liked the whole idea. I think we should also go for such events in future

  12. Prakash Manandhar

    It was very nice refreshing party and different from the ones we used to have earlier.
    Great party, great organization and great people to party with.
    All of you guys made this possible and all of you ROCK!! :smile:

  13. Pallavi

    a great event
    thanks to the managers for chippin in their bonuses :grin:
    thanks to the organisers for making the event so colorful and so much fun

    not to forget the All-Girls-Late-Night chat (Shhhhhhhhhhh!!!) -an ode to the “good looking” ones at d2 and mind you even the “top brass” were not spared :grin:

    All in all a great event worth remembering for a long long time

  14. Shreeya

    one of the most memorable incidents of the whole event was when me, bidha, sumit and ashay had gone for shoppin in bhatbhateni for the awards…. and we were there up till 9 in the eveing runnin from one lane to other.. … it was loadsa fun .preparing for the whole event… finalyzing the categories for the polls… listing out nominees… shuffling the nominee for fair participation and yes of course sending it for review.. ( we didnt miss process here either.. :wink: ) …. on top of that.. it was well paced and every event was right on time.. perfectly organized and managed… :razz: :razz:

    best of all the hupla.. it was hilarious.. we seriosly didnt remotely think that anyone wud spin in long enuf… but anish dai.. wow.. !!! he was the Hupla king…
    one of the best gatherings ever in D2… indeed. :razz: and videos are much better and hilarious too..

    and yes of course.. my 500 rs haircut at habib !! — full paisa wosool.. :wink:

  15. Basanta

    That was really a blast !!!!!!
    A got my farewell gift as Luckiest Guy from the team… :razz: :razz:
    Will be missing tht next time ….. :oops:

  16. Raju Maharjan

    Great time with great team cum friends…. Prakash hakim … we should have this type of gather soon and after.. but after 2 months :lol:

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