By Mayren Guico, Karen Mantukay, and Riely Monte, Content Interns
As the pandemic halted the world and changed the daily lives of people, we now experience the new world as the Enhanced Community Quarantine was announced and enacted. While others are sacrificing their lives to heal and protect the people from the virus, others are blessed to be working from home, away from the dangers of the pandemic. Working remotely has given not just employees but also interns a chance to continue their work life while ensuring that they are safe and with the comfort of their families.
Some are not as lucky to have the opportunity to work from home. But thanks to TeamAsia, we still get to learn and keep brands alive at the safety of our homes. Everything is exactly the same–the only difference is that we don’t get to see each other physically, and bond together like we do every now and then in the office.
Now that we’re on our 10th week of the work from home setup, we came to better understand what exactly binds TeamAsians together despite not being physically together. This very reason is also why we find motivation in waking up every morning, making coffee, and bracing ourselves for a fruitful day to connect with our colleagues and give our best shot as we usher to this new normal.
Every morning we look forward to our morning pop ups. It’s like a daily check in to see what we’ve been up to at home and how we’re coping with the current set up. It’s fifteen minutes of sharing and chatting with TeamAsians to ensure that even though we’re not physically together, we are never apart at heart. Aside from it being the perfect boost to our every morning, it also displays the kind of company TeamAsia is–that despite being not physically together, it’s not a hindrance to keep the company intact and motivated to face the day with vigor and gusto. Nobody is left out. Everyone is checked up by one another, because this is not a company that functions through individuality but rather in harmony achieved through inclusivity.
No one can deny the camaraderie every employee has in TeamAsia. It’s one thing to be in such a progressive and collaborative environment, but it’s also important to be in a headspace where you are cared for not only as an employee but also as a part of a family. This familial culture is reflected on the way TeamAsians work. This builds our identity–this is reflected on every piece of work we have done. This is why we value what we do, and this is why we are here.
For a company to function, employees should feel and want to be a part of it. This very familial culture of TeamAsia is exactly what binds us together. We live by it. This is how we keep our passion and brands alive.