If cricket is India’s biggest religion then the World Cup definitely its biggest festival. And at a time when people will be glued to their TV screens, 20 of our employees will be experiencing it in a different manner. The crunch battle between India and Australia will take place on 9th June and these employees will be bleeding blue right at the battleground – the Oval.
It all started with the Chairman’s Top 20 Challenge – an initiative to reward the hard work and dedication of our employees. Based on the achievement of KRAs and performance over and above it through innovative ideas, 20 winners were selected after a thorough process. The process included form submission from employees and multiple assessments and reviews within the company. In the end, 20 tickets were booked for those who delivered their best.
Needless to say, the challenge has proved its point. Gratification is the best form of motivation and such a great victory has encouraged our employees to keep giving their best. In words of Ms. Alpna Srivastava, Assistant Manager, CDE (Grid) “It’s a rare opportunity that any company actually gives to their employees which becomes a reason to work with a whole lot of enthusiasm & energy.”
The moment the results were announced, our winners had their favourite cricketing moments in mind. “The last over of the 2007 T20 World Cup when Mahi gave the ball to Joginder Sharma and won us the title.” Manish Arora, Contracts and Payments, CPC, recalled his most memorable cricket moment, hoping for a repeat of such exciting action against Australia. For Ms. Sheetu Garg, Manager, HR, it was another world cup winning moment, “I still remember MSD’s six to win it against Sri Lanka.”
Watching their favourite sports person, give his all against a side like Australia, at a grand venue like Oval – their hard work couldn’t have yielded better results. And it’s not just the match our winners are looking forward to. “London is full of iconic locations – a ride on the London Eye, walking down the London Bridge, perfect picture with Big Ben; I am excited for all of it.” Arpit Modi, Manager, Design (Solar), CDE (Grid), expressed his excitement.
But this by no means discounts the hard work all our other employees put in day after day. The Chairman’s Top 20 Challenge was the first in a long line of employee-centric initiatives Mr. Rahul Munjal intends to introduce. His words on the day of the result were, “I congratulate the winners and look forward to seeing them at the Oval, watching India live in action. But for those who didn’t make the final cut, I appreciate them just as well and sooner rather than later, they will be in a winners’ list as well.”
So keep your hopes up and heads held high. While the Oval will be a remarkable memory for the winners, we are sure your presence will still be missed. So let’s give our best to our work and make the world a better place because our lives certainly will get better with the challenges planned next up.