DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines. Last September 5 to 9, 2019, thirty-one Chronosians from all over the world headed to Dumaguete City, Philippines—‘the city of gentle people’—for five days of work, fun, and leisure. This Chronos Agency workation has finally commenced!
The ‘Work’ in Workation: Face-to-face collaboration and strategy sessions
The fulfillment team engaged in a one-day workshop facilitated by our COO Louis Teo. The workshop required them to come up with a strategy for a branded client. They worked with their respective teams to come up with three email flows of their choice. The flows had to be set up with corresponding graphics and copies.
It was a full-on strategy and brainstorming session. Marketing executives experienced working beside their graphic designers. They exchanged ideas every now and then. Plus, strategists came up with unique ideas within a few hours. The session was challenging and fruitful. The Fulfillment Team gained new learnings and knowledge they can apply moving forward.
Chronos Culture: Food, fun, and friendships
It is often said that all work and no play makes productivity wither away. The ever-efficient HR and Admin Team made sure there were no boring moments during the second Chronos Agency workation.
Sunday was for another relaxing day at the Pulangbato Falls (The Red Waterfalls). Pulangbato Falls cascades from a wall covered with sulfur deposits, hence the red rocks. There were a few adventure-hungry Chronosians who took the brave trek to the second waterfall. They battled slippery rocks, itchy plants, and dangerous pathways along the way.
Evenings were for night swimming, bonding, card games, and karaoke. It was only the first time for most of the team to meet one other face to face. Awkward? Not at all! Being surrounded by people who are passionate about the same things felt surreal.