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WHAT DOES "WORK. PLAY. LIVE" MEAN?: INSIDE CLAYSHOP'S DEAREST COMPANY PRINCIPLE


CLAYSHOP CHRISTMAS PARTY 2021 (ALL EMPLOYEES TESTED CO-VID NEGATIVE PRIOR TO GATHERING)

Having a healthy workplace means experiencing enthusiasm, great teamwork and a desire to improve performance. Companies have their own unique ways of management. But why is Clayshop a healthy company to work with when it comes to their internal environment? It's because they have the following.


  1. Effective Sharing of Goals- Clayshop’s management team constantly communicates its goals with employees and gets them on board with the mission and vision of the company.

  2. Great Teamwork- The team collaborates with each other to achieve common goals. Managers and employees readily offer assistance to each other to meet the company's objectives.

  3. High Employee Morale- Employees in Clayshop are kept motivated in various ways to be productive everyday at work.

  4. Offers Training Opportunities- Clayshop also offers on-the-job training for students and continuous education opportunities to enhance their work-related skills.

  5. Great Leadership- Employees of Clayshop maintain a good relationship with the management– which is bound with trust and respect.


WORK. PLAY. LIVE. –is what Clay promotes. Clayshop aims to have its employees practice a work-life balance.


“Enjoy while working.”

DURING ONE OF CLAYSHOP'S TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES

Nevertheless, excellent work coordination is still observed. From executives to staff, everyone puts in an effort to fulfill their designated works. In Clayshop, employees treat each other as more than just colleagues, but family.


WORK. People in Clayshop can spend their time at work while freely enjoying their personal lives as well– as long as they can execute their tasks and follow a productive work schedule. Everyone is passionate about doing their best and are eager to perform their jobs effectively. There is always a sense of responsibility among them to continuously meet their clients' needs which of course results in the betterment of the company.



CLAYSHOP CHRISTMAS PARTY 2020

Here are 3 Tips to be More Productive at Work (whether online and on site):


  1. Delegate Tasks. Split up tasks between team members if possible. This would save time and resources for more important projects on your to-do list.

  2. Take a Break. Give yourself a time-out to improve productivity and avoid fatigue or burn-out. Short breaks can allow you to recharge, clear your mind and get ready for the next tasks.

  3. Eliminate Interruptions. Unnecessary activities create poor habits and can hinder your workflow. Avoid interruptions so that you can continuously do your tasks and be productive at work.


THE CLAYSHOP TEAM AT WORK

PLAY. Another great thing about working at Clayshop is not really feeling like work is work, but a chance to be creative and playful. Thus, it feels like “playtime” as they enjoy what they do. That's one of the amazing things about Clayshop– promoting a mindset that allows its employees to enjoy working to the fullest!


Here are 3 Ways to Deal with Stress at Work:


  1. Prioritize and Organize. Clarify goals and set deadlines. Being organized means less rushing to a meeting to fulfill deadlines and requirements. Planning ahead can decrease your stress at work.

  2. Kick Out Bad Habits. The habit of negative thinking, among others. Make time to recognize what you have already accomplished. Resist perfectionism and focus on what you can control.

  3. Listen to Music. Listening to uplifting songs can help you start the day off feeling better to interact with others at work and get on with your duties.


A TEAM THAT EATS OUT TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER

LIVE. Clay promotes being productive during working hours and resting during rest hours. The company plots fun activities and purposeful gatherings for its employees which include time to talk about personal updates. It’s all about living the best life by doing great at work but also finding time to chill, reflect and enjoy the well-earned fruits of your hard work.


Here are 3 Quotes about Living Life to the Fullest:


“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing!”

- Oscar Wilde


“Live Life to the fullest. You have to color outside the lines once in a while if you want to make your life a masterpiece. Laugh some every day. Keep growing, keep dreaming, keep following your heart. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

- Albert Einstein


"Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."

- Robert Bault



WORK. PLAY. LIVE.

Read below our Five Questions for Ms. Jhona Mae De Guzman, one of Clayshop’s employees who has been with the company for over 7 years to date. Let us find out more about her experience working with Clayshop as its Accounting/Finance Officer.


Q1. Clayshop: What do you like the most about working at Clayshop?


Ms. JM: For me, it is the people you work with. They play a big part in your everyday life at the company. With the best people, you can collaborate and work peacefully without stressing yourself or experiencing toxicity. I even made real friends out of my co-workers. They’re the kind of people you could treasure your whole life. And the best coworkers are also our bosses because they show their full support for us everytime we dream of doing something and they’ll assist us throughout the journey. They are just one chat away too!


MS. JM, CLAYSHOP'S ACCOUNTING/FINANCE OFFICER

Q2. Clayshop: How would you describe the work environment at Clayshop?


Ms. JM: Clayshop has the best work environment I’ve been in since this is my first job and so it really sets a high standard. This is not your usual environment as it focuses on being playful and creative and that makes us employees feel that we are not in the usual office setup and that helps us employees thrive mentally. Clayshop gives us an environment where we can freely move around, feel safe and we even have cats for you to cuddle with anytime you feel stressed.


TAKEN FROM HER EARLY YEARS AT CLAYSHOP

Q3. Clayshop: How does the company view work-life balance?


Ms. JM: The company offers activities for the employees. Pre-pandemic time, we even have BBQ Friday Nights every month. Different activities were planned for 2020 onwards, but the pandemic came and made it hard for us to proceed gathering physically. That’s why Clay made sure that on every important occasion, they can offer and entertain us in the best way possible to ease our mind on our work–even on a virtual set-up for now.







MS. JM MAKING SURE TO GIVE HERSELF SOME TLC

Q4. Clayshop: How do you manage to embody the company’s “Work. Play. Live” mantra?


Ms. JM: I make sure to have specific plans for work and for myself separately. Whenever I feel like I’m working too much, I’ll schedule a time off for myself to calm down and think things through. If there’s always a chance for a time off, I always grab that opportunity since having time to rest gives me time to reflect which is really healthy.. But I also make sure that I have already done everything I needed to do at work before taking a vacation.

THE TRAVEL BUG

Q5. Clayshop: Where do you envision Clayshop in the coming years?


Ms. JM: I can see Clayshop having more big clients and of course, surviving this pandemic era. Clayshop will reach its dream to be more known in the industry as a quality provider for videos and will expand to so much more. I see myself being with Clayshop until we reach the day where we can say that we did it. I want to be present on that day and proudly say that I became a part of that and helped the company reach that. I’ll be one of the people who’ll stay no matter how long it takes.


WORKING AT A SHOOT ON THE PLAYGROUND STUDIO

MS. JM AND FAMILY

Now that we're in the midst of a pandemic, Clay ensures that all their employees are safe to work. Everyone is currently given an option to work from home to minimize spreading the virus and casualty count.


However, working from home doesn’t mean it alleviates pressure from the employees. To overcome this, the employees still try to communicate from time to time. Though everyone is busy, they still try to reach out and check on one another. They make sure no one's feeling left behind.


To conclude, Clayshop strives to have a great working environment where the employees are encouraged and motivated to live a balanced life. Employees may be willing to work extra hours everyday but still manage to have time for their personal lives. Everyone is passionate about working towards the same goal and it allows their talented team to flourish and be recognized individually as well and will continue doing so in the many years to come.







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