Clariza is a member of the GDF Digital Asset Rollout team and assigned to the ITMP Asia Rollout Project together with two scrum teams from Bangkok. In her former Position at Allianz PNB Life (Philippines) Clariza and her team sometimes celebrated a Quiz Night event. Back then when she was still working with Allianz PNB Life (Philippines), the company holds these events to celebrate milestones and improve camaraderie across teams. It was before Corona and therefore face to face.
Last December the project team successfully launched the Motor Quote & Buy and Smart SME Journeys in Singapore as first implementation. To celebrate this milestone Clariza thought, why don’t have a fun digital event and so brought the Quiz Night from Philippines to the Bangkok and Munich colleagues.
5 teams with about 3 to 4 people answered about 50 to 60 questions in 6 different rounds. An overall Quiz Master moderated the event.
The purpose was of course not to win the game in any case. Rather, it was about pausing from work, celebrating the team’s achievements while having fun together.
The challenge of digital collaboration, especially in an international context, is the fact that work is sometimes too serious. Communication is 100 percent work-related most of the time and the personal touch sometimes gets lost. The Quiz Night helped to get to know each other from a more personal side and it is a good way to sometimes remember that it is important to take a breath and celebrate accomplishments.
Fruit or vegetable? Fun fact: I didn’t know but realized it during this quiz round.
And does a tiger’s skin has stripes like the fur? I thought this question would be predestined for the Thai colleagues and asked them to answer. But obviously there are as many tigers in Bangkok as in Munich and we failed. Indeed, it has stripes.
All in all, it was a very successful and funny event.
I am already looking forward for the next round.”
- David Kaluza (Member of the Munich Team)