September 8, 2023

Lust for Victory & Refusal to Lose

Badminton Tournament 2023, organized by Tan Binh District with the participation of 14 IVC players was taken place at Tran Badminton Academy at the end of August.

With the slogan Head to the top-Refuse to lose, all IVC players contributed lots of eye-pleasing matches to our spectators. Although competitors were very well-performed and sometimes repeatedly attacked us, IVC players were great as well to hit them back. Our players hadn’t got the top prizes of this tournament as we targeted, but we showed our fans with the lust of victory and never-give-up spirit. We were proud of what our players did in the last tournament.

We would like to give a special thanks for BOD for giving IVC players a great chance to take part in this playground. Also, we appreciated all fans and support team to cheer players’ spirit to perform matches well. Last but not least, big thanks for the amazing effort of all players who performed excellently in this tournament. All deserved a big round of applause for their contribution to tournament’s success.

The Badminton Tournament 2023 has closed and left us with many memorable moments. See you guys and we will be back with more breath-taking matches next year.

If you want to become our players, do not hesitate to join us and meet at IVC Badminton Club every Tuesday & Thursday. Hope you stay strong and always healthy!

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August 30, 2023

August 3rd- The Date Of IVC Soldiers!

If March 8th is known as International Women's Day, at IVC, we also have another very special day - August 3rd to honor IVC’s men and their contributions to our company. It is the date of IVC Soldiers.

In order to celebrate a meaningful IVC men's day for our soldiers, we have called meetings with our young ladies to collect the ideas 2 weeks before the event's day and then…“a series of surprises” was created on that day - last August 3rd. Let's take a look at the highlights of that day!

First, our stunning girls represented the company and the union to present surprised gifts to men colleagues. Not only that, a special “drinking counter” was created to offer a variety of nutritious drinks to our gentle men. We had a lot of fun during the break time together!

At the end of that day, a gorgeous girl appeared suddenly on stage on behalf of all IVC ladies to send the meaningful message to our soldiers. There were wishes from the bottom of our hearts that only can express on special opportunity like that day.

“Each man has his own identity, personality, strengths, weaknesses, goals, dreams, and challenges. Each man has his own story to tell.

On this special day, we - IVC women want to say thank you  for inspiring us, motivating us, and supporting us.

Thank you for making us happy, making us laugh and making our company a better place.

You are strong and brave. You deserve respect, care, and support.

You are not alone. We are here for you”

Here is a short quote from this inspirational speech.

And finally, a fun lucky draw took place right after that with a very lively atmosphere.

We really hope our IVC men enjoyed this “series of surprises” and had a memorable day.

Once again, warm wishes on IVC Men’s Day to all our men colleagues. Let you become men of words, men of honor, and men of conduct to make our company a best place to work in.

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August 17, 2023

How to use effective communication skills at work

Many of us feel "already known" when it comes to communication abilities and some of us even find it annoying that everyone insists on honing them. Your life may even change if you know how to improve your communication abilities.

We need to be mindful of the following things in order to effectively communicate and behave in daily life, at work, and in society:

  • Explain the goal of communication.

You must consider how well you are communicating in situations like work, meetings, and business discussions before deciding on your goal.

Of course, casual talk and open conversations outside of work allow you to engage with coworkers without having to take your "purpose" too seriously, depending on the amount of intimacy.

  • Clear and understandable

The use of simple, intelligible language not only demonstrates your self-assurance but also your professionalism in speaking. Additionally, sentences with filler words like "ah, um" need to be entirely avoided. Always communicate clearly when speaking with others, know when to pause so that others can comprehend what you mean, and take breaks to re-energize yourself.

In addition, you should utilize various voices and words in each unique circumstance, preferably in the most comprehensible manner. Even when speaking Vietnamese, you need to watch your grammar and avoid using too many technical terms.

Communicate with clarity and focus on the facts you wish to get across.

Many people operate in a "non-stop" manner.

  • Communicate with clarity and focus on the facts you wish to get across.

Many people communicate in a "non-stop" manner, speaking whatever they feel without considering whether others will agree with them or find it amusing. Talking excessively does not imply that you are well-educated. Instead, it will demonstrate how people don't share and even impose.

The goal of communication is to communicate information while two parties express shared issues and ideas. Therefore, if one side only fidgets with his thoughts, the other party will undoubtedly become bored, and there won't be much more conversation.

  • Recognize signals and modify communication to establish a connection.

As was already established, the goal of every conversation and form of communication is to help individuals understand one another and find common ground. Finding a partner with whom you can share everything in life and who truly understands you would be wonderful. This underlines once more how crucial listening abilities are.

In order to respond in the most appropriate way, it's important to listen carefully so that you can truly understand what the other person is saying as well as to understand and offer suggestions.

***Final thoughts:

Good communication in a professional environment is not just about saying "good words" to please the people around you. An employee with great communication skills is one who can find a way of interacting, receiving, and exchanging information with different people effectively. If you aim to develop communication skills to quickly integrate into the professional working environment and take new steps in your career, let’s practice the above tips and see how they will change your life.


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August 22, 2023

E-club #4 - English is an optimal means of communication

After a period of operation, E-club has acquired a few permanent members, however, every E-club session welcomes new faces, and that’s really great. We can assume this is a good sign because more people are starting to take an interest in practicing their English speaking skills.

Here are a few topics that have been discussed by the E-club recently. Please take a look!

E-club took us back to childhood with the topic "Ticket to childhood". Participants had no difficulty recounting in English what they had experienced as children. With open-ended questions from the host, we took turns talking about where we grew up, the games we used to play, our childhood friends, and our vivid memories. Most of us are children raised in different regions, so it is quite interesting to hear about other people's childhoods.

In order for participants to talk a lot without limited information, the topics of E-club often revolve around life. Coming to the topic "Weather", the members reviewed the English names of some weather phenomena and some commonly used vocabulary in this field. Diving into the topic, participants discussed the relationship between weather and people. A nice weather makes us happy, and cloudy weather may make us depressed without energy. Taking turns analyzing and giving real examples, all participants unanimously agreed that mood and behavior can be affected by weather.

A topic that is also close to daily life was organized, called "Do we need a hobby?". To warm up the atmosphere, we join in a word-guessing game. Each group appoints one person to describe the words, the rest try to guess that one. After the warm-up, the members continued to tell each other about their leisure pursuits. We talked about why we started, why it became our hobby, when we started doing it, and what we think it's beneficial to do. Everyone has at least one hobby.

English is like any other language in the world, the main purpose of each language is to communicate and convey messages to others. But to be able to convey that fully, easily, and effectively, we need to practice using that language well. We can start with familiar topics revolving around daily life, such as activities, weather, hobbies, etc. Then, from there, improve with specialized vocabulary on that topic.

Join us on the journey to practice speaking English!

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August 9, 2023


Up to now, the first half of the journey of 2023 has passed in the situation that the economy is currently recovering, but there are still many difficulties and challenges in general.

To give an overview of the Company's business situation during this time to all employees, the Second Half (2H) Kick-off meeting was held at IVC office in the middle of July 2023 with the participation of all IVC employees. In this meeting, the General Director and Senior Managers shared about the Company's business results in the first half of 2023 in comparison with the target plan, and pointed out what we have achieved and not yet achieved. Based on the actual results, the updated business plans for the next phase were drawn up, to adapt flexibly with the economic situation in the second half of 2023.

In this meeting, Mr. Onogawa Yasuto - our General Director also spread an inspirational message to all managers, leaders and staffs. The efforts, cautions, and cooperation of each individual will always be important factors in building the company’s success. We believed that opportunities only come to those who are well-prepared and have the ability to adapt flexibly. So, now is the time for us to look back and develop ourselves, well-preparation will help us always be in a state of readiness to accept the coming opportunities.

From ISB Group, Mr. Wakao Kazufumi, ISB Representative General Director, also expressed sincere thank-you message to all employees for the daily efforts and contributions of each employee in each company to the growth and development of ISB Group. This was motivation for all of IVC employees to fight harder and harder in the second half 2023 - we believed!

Certainly, the efforts and persistent contributions of each excellent individual will always deserve to be recognized. Also in this meeting, the Company congratulated the employees who have successfully completed the challenging goals, to step up a new ladder in their career path at IVC through the promotion ceremony. 

Once again, congratulations our warriors on this next step up on your career!

The meeting ended with an intimate Pizza party, in a cozy space at IVC office. This is also a time for everyone to freely discuss, share and increase the connection among all employees.


This meeting was great for us to kick off the second half with a lot of energy and we are looking forward to seeing all of you at our explosive party at the end of this year!

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July 28, 2023

The Power of Setting Goals

Do you ever feel like you're working hard but not making any real progress? Are you unsure about how to move forward and achieve more in your life and career? So setting goals can be the key you're looking for. 

According to W. Clement Stone, “The starting point of all achievement is the definiteness of purpose”. This means that you must first have a clear understanding of your goals and dreams to achieve anything meaningful

In this article, we will explore the significance and value of goal setting, as well as the numerous benefits it can bring. So let’s discover the power of effective goal-setting to see how it can positively impact your life.

Why is goal setting important?

How frequently do you set your goals? We all understand the significance of goal setting, but sometimes we underestimate its true importance in our life. 

Setting goals will help you guide your focus and sustain momentum in life. Moreover, goal-setting brings numerous benefits both to individual employees and the organization. It gives you direction and motivation, helping you make better choices and reach your goals faster. Without clear goals, staying on track can be quite challenging.  

So, take the time to define your goals, visualize your dreams and set yourself on a purposeful journey toward a brighter future. The goals you set will provide you with direction and keep you focused on reaching your desired destination. 

How Can Goal Setting Improve Performance?

Setting goals at work can have a great impact on both individual and organizational performance. Research has proven that people who set goals obtain 20–25% improvement in their work performance! Moreover, they not only improve their performance but also gain more self-confidence, reduce stress, and feel happier and more effective in their workplace.

When you set goals at work, you are taking an important step toward improving your performance and achieving success.

By setting ambitious yet achievable targets, you challenge yourself to stretch beyond your comfort zone and continuously strive for improvement

How to use goal-setting in the workplace?

Setting goals at work can provide you with a success road map. So how do you put goal-setting into practice? Here are four tips to help you set your professional goals.

1. Have a passion

It’s important to define what exactly you’re trying to achieve and be passionate about your goals. When you are genuinely passionate about your goals, you are more likely to stay committed and dedicated throughout the journey.

As you pursue your goals with enthusiasm and focus on meaningful goals, you will experience a deeper sense of satisfaction and joy, making your journey to success more rewarding and bringing you closer to your dreams.

2. Share with team members

Remember collaboration and open communication are the key to achieving success. It’s important that every one of your team should feel they can speak openly and contribute their ideas on setting goals.

During team meetings, you can share your vision for the goals and actively ask for feedback from everyone. So write down each team member’s opinions during the goal-setting process. By having everyone's input, you can achieve goals more effectively.


3. Make necessary adjustments

Sometimes, you might encounter situations where things aren't working as planned. Despite our best efforts and meticulous planning, there can be unforeseen challenges that disrupt the path to success.

In these cases, it's essential to stay flexible and be ready to adjust the goals accordingly. Being open to changes can lead to better outcomes and success in the long run.

Start setting goals

Effective goal-setting is a powerful tool that can help you turn your dreams and aspirations into reality. By setting clear and specific goals, you give yourself a roadmap to success, allowing you to stay motivated and focused on what’s important.

As you start working towards your goals, be prepared for challenges and obstacles that may come your way. So make sure to regularly track your progress to stay on course and make any needed adjustments as you go.

With the tips we've shared in this blog, you can set and achieve your goals confidently. So what are you waiting for? Start working on your goals today and see the amazing results of chasing your dreams! Take action now and make your aspirations a reality!


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July 4, 2023

Work Smarter Not Harder

More than 10 years working experience in my current company, I realized one thing: working hard does not mean being productive. If you have worked full time at a company and still need to take the work to home to complete unfinished tasks, or always spend a lot of hours to get it done but seem your productivity isn't improving, your problem is that you must find a way to work smarter.

You will be very productive if you know how to simplify all things, at that time you will find the shortest way to get it done. Successful people often focus their time on their main priorities and think about how to make things run as smoothly as possible. Here are some tips that may help you get the best performance at work.

1. Develop time management skills:

The reason I put this item in the first place is because it's really important.

One of the purposes of working smart is saving and managing time. Time is gold and silver for the smart employee. Therefore, good time management skills are a key factor to help a person practice smart working habits.

There are a few next tips that you should apply to know how to allocate time and get the job done as planned.

-          Follow the 80:20 rule: 20% of the important tasks create 80% of the value. Spend 80% of your time on the important things you need to do.

-          Eliminate distractions during your work

-          Don't let urgent tasks interrupt the important tasks you're doing

-          Create to-do lists and prioritize them

-          Take advantage of reminders, scheduling etc…

2. Arrange and set priority for each task:

When receiving a new task or project, we often have too many thoughts about where to start and what to do.

And the result is we built an extremely to-do list and got confused which one should do first. It's a big limitation that prevents you from focusing on the main task because you haven't focused your energy on the tasks that are really important. Instead, we should practice keeping your to-do-lists closely by focusing only on the 3-5 most important things.

Prioritize the most important and urgent tasks, then move on to less important tasks. Adjusting this will make you feel less anxious. In addition, the important tasks you should do in the morning because if you leave them late, you will have less time to handle them effectively.

3. Don't handle too many tasks and "ask for help" when overloading

Do multi-task is not a smart choice. A smart employee never takes on too many things to do nothing properly.

If you are the manager/ leader, distribute the work equally to each person. If you are a subordinate, let’s communicate with the manager/leader about how you can handle the workload to avoid being overloaded, leading to poor performance.

4. Improve your own capacity

In order to work effectively, always pay attention to improving your knowledge and skills. Now we have a lot of tools such as websites, apps to help you to manage work and time more effectively. Sometimes we find that the working day is not effective because we spend too much time figuring out how to make a professional excel files, emails, edit power point etc… while you can self-study these skills on the internet or training center.

5. Adjust your attitude

You will be more productive if you have a “positive attitude”. With a “positive attitude” will always actively manage everything whenever they can. In addition, having a good attitude at work also helps you actively learn, plan, set standards for yourself, help you be responsible and always have the progress to work effectively.

Moreover, practicing a positive, progressive attitude will help you have a quick reaction when work or problems arise, and find a simple solution in most cases.

6. Communication

We are always aware that practicing communication and cooperation skills with people are very important. I believe that whether you are a manager or an employee, you have to work with other people. Then, having good communication skills will help you communicate in the most accurate way and avoid wasting time due to misunderstandings.

Besides, by your communication skills you will receive the best support from others to complete your work.

7. Reduce stress

Stress is the biggest enemy that can affect your performance. Stress has an impact on your physical, emotional, behavioral and even health, energy, and alertness for work. Therefore, practice proactively planning your next work, this way will help you somewhat achieve your expectations and reduce unnecessary stress and anxiety.

8. Do more of things that help you enjoy the most

Be honest that not everyone is lucky enough to do what we love for a living. Even if you chase your dreams, there will still be tasks you don't like doing. In that case, get other tasks done more quickly and spend more time doing what you are truly loving. You will feel like you are still fulfilling your responsibilities while being more inspired, challenged, and productive.

In conclusion:

You can choose to work hard or work smart, or even both. But you should keep in mind that only doing nothing really slows us down. If you're working hard but the results aren't working, try to find the best suitable way to work smarter.





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June 26, 2023

What Does IT Comtor Mean?

   Along with the development of the information technology industry, the IT Comtor profession has also been developed as a hot new profession in the IT industry. So what does IT Comtor mean?

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June 22, 2023

Training Trip in Japan #6 - Plum Blossom Season

(*The blog is based on the personal opinion and experience of one of the members participating in the training trip in Japan)


I came back to Japan in early 2023 after 5 years to join the training trip on the occasion of IVC's 20th anniversary of establishment, and it was fortunate that I arrived during the plum blossom season.

The plum blossom season, also known as Ume season in Japan, typically starts in late February and lasts until early April. In Tokyo, the plum season usually peaks around mid-March.

I visited Yushima Tenjin Shrine which was decorated with many beautiful pink and white plum blossoms, and I enjoyed the delicate fragrance and scenery of the flowers.

Yushima Tenjin Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in the Bunkyo district of Tokyo, Japan. It is dedicated to the deity of scholarship and learning, Sugawara no Michizane, who is revered as the patron of academics and students.

Upon entering the shrine, I was greeted by a large courtyard filled with plum blossom trees, which were in full bloom during my visit. The cherry blossoms created a beautiful scene, and I spent some time admiring the pink and white flowers that adorned the trees. As I walked further into the courtyard, I saw a large pond filled with koi fish, which added to the peaceful atmosphere of the shrine.

In addition to enjoying the plum season, I also had the opportunity to attend the Ume Matsuri (Plum Blossom Festival), which featured traditional Japanese music, dance performances and food stalls.

In conclusion, my trip to Yushima Tenjin Shrine (especially, plum blossom festival) was a memorable experience that allowed me to learn more about the Japan’s tradition.

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June 23, 2023

Overview of Dicom image

Surely, each of us has visited a hospital for medical check-ups at least a few times. Previously, I used to think that the X-ray and CT images I received were copies, and the original files that doctors kept would be in a regular image format like bitmap, jpeg, etc., accompanied by a patient information management program with the attached files being the captured images. However, my perspective changed when I had the opportunity to participate in a project related to the medical field, specifically in DICOM image processing. The above thinking became outdated.

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