October 09, 2018

TCS Billion Steps Challenge registers huge success

Tata Consultancy Services’ unique employee challenge, part of its golden jubilee celebrations, draws 200,000 participants globally, who log a record three billion steps

Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, announced that its Billion Steps Challenge to employees evoked an overwhelming response, with over 200,000 participants across the globe registering and collectively logging a record three billion steps. At over 2.4 million km, this distance is equivalent to three return trips to the moon, or going sixty times around the Earth, or five-and-a-half times around Jupiter.

The TCS Billion Steps Challenge is one of the biggest employee engagement initiatives undertaken by the company, and is a part of the TCS50 programme — an enterprise-wide initiative celebrating fifty years of TCS. At a larger level, Billion Steps is an expression of energy and coming together of all TCS employees as a part of #OneTCS. TCS employees literally stepped up to the challenge to walk or run individually and in groups, so as to collectively log a billion steps in a special app. The app, designed in-house, created a lot of excitement amongst employees as they got a minute-by-minute view of their contribution to the ‘Billion Steps’ initiative. Employees were ecstatic as the app provided a real-time view of the company crossing the aggregate goal of billion steps within a few days and touching three billion steps at the end of the challenge period. The challenge, conducted from Sep 28 to Oct 7, drew an overwhelming response, attracting over 200,000 TCSers across 48 countries and registering a 300 percent result over the original goal.

Ajoy Mukherjee, EVP and head, global human resources, TCS, said, “The very fact that so many of our employees, spread across so many locations, came together to accomplish this astounding feat is a testimony to the spirit of #OneTCS. These kinds of innovative employee engagement initiatives are what make TCS a progressive and fun workplace that attracts and retains the best talent across the world. This is indeed a landmark in TCS’s 50-year journey, capturing the resounding voice of TCS across the world.”