Holi is a festival of colors and we at Global Employees make sure that those colors are evenly spattered in our lives with a sprinkle of joy and glee. Holi was celebrated with ardor and zest on 15th at our office in Galleria Tower. Our Employees made sure to have a small but memorable event with colors and sweets. A few fun games and competition were designed which each employee relished.
There were a few fun events to enliven the environment. It started with a best dressed competition, followed by Rangoli making which had 3 teams. There was also a 1-minute task and whatsApp quiz. A game is incomplete without announcing the winners, a few fortunate ones were announced as winners but nevertheless the spirits were high among all. Last but not the least Holi spirit was perfected with serving of “Gujia” the special delicacy of this festival.
It was a day soaked and soused in colors of joy because Holi is all about fun and frolic and we at Global Employees believe in enjoying those finer pleasures amidst our professional functions.
Contributing to the society has always been the priority of GlobalEmployees and therefore,we did not want to miss the opportunity to support the ongoing relief activities at Uttarakhand. Since directly reaching out to the affected people was a huge constraint, we decided to connect to a recognized NGO that was extensively working for the cause. After some research, we figured out that ‘Goonj’, an NGO was doing extensive work at national level. We immediately connected to the project coordinator to Jump-start with the process. We wanted to make suitable donations in kind so that the people can actually use it.
After talking to the concerned person, the team figured a list of items that would be useful to the flood affected people. It included bags of rice, cooking oil, sugar, salt, biscuits, flour, buckets, blankets, and antiseptic lotion. The whole team worked tirelessly in procuring the materials and then finalizing the entire logistics for delivering the stuff to the main collection center in Delhi. The entire team visited the center and made sure the entire event was worth their effort. This was one of the small attempts to give back to the society as responsible citizens. This activity had manifold impacts. First, it gave the team a sense of pride that they have been a part of this noble activity and secondly, it boosted the team to deliver quality work so that the profit percentage increases and more such contributions can be made to the society.
We, at GlobalEmployees, always make it a point to celebrate Indian festivals. The very thought of celebrating Diwali in our office set everyone bubbling with interesting ideas. After a whirlwind session on celebration plan, we decided to keep a traditional dress code coupled with a small puja ceremony followed by lunch. The atmosphere was electrifying and each of us pooled in our energies in decorating the work place in the most delightful way. Truly, it felt like one big GE family.
Celebrating festivals together, we believe, is one of the best ways of connecting to one another. There was great sense of ownership when it came to co-coordinating for the event. The entire GE team was in their traditional attire and every bit of our office represented the spirit of the festival. After the office decoration and the Puja ceremony, we had a heart Italian lunch. It was day well spent and enjoyed off course! That day, it was not just about work but was all the camaraderie that extended beyond our professional roles and responsibilities.
We always look forward to birthday celebrations. We are happy that in a year, there is no month that goes without a cake cutting ceremony in our work place. Birthdays are undoubtedly fun times and at GlobalEmployees, we make sure that the birthday boy or girl feels on the top of world (in spite of the deadlines, that’s what the magic we create this place).
First project is always special. So, once we got our first project up and running, it was time to celebrate. Our first outing together as a team was one of great fun. The team along with the captain, Raman, went for an entertaining Bollywood flick followed by lunch. It was an opportunity for all of us to interact freely beyond the office space and get to know each other. The entire intent was to help the team mates break the ice and start on a new journey of professional and personal camaraderie.
It was an out an out fun day as we spoke our hearts out about the work we were doing and our visions for the company. It was an interesting session where everyone opened up and it seemed like all of us were on the same when it came to the thoughts about our budding new workplace. As the year rolled by, we had our share of celebrations, outings and parties but none of us will ever forget our first outing as the team GE.
It was one of those loaded days when all of us craved for a sudden break. After grappling with many ideas, it was the thought of food and only food that gave us some solace. This time there was no flipping through the take away menus that we had with us and straight away headed to the nearby South Indian food joint. Even the sweltering heat of May could not deter us from stepping out in the heat. Such is the glory of food! No wonder food has continued to inspire every one since ages. Our plates were laden with savory and spicy South Indian eats. Not only did the table look colorful but also the smile on everyone’s faces was simply priceless!
The pleasure of having a sudden spicy meal in midst of our tight deadline proved to be a whiff of fresh air. We not only ate to our hearts content but also had an amazing time even if it was for a short while. Though post lunch work felt somewhat like a graveyard shift, it was a sense of joy in our hearts that propelled us to deliver our work within the stipulated deadlines.
Here at Global Employees, we believe in finding any way we possibly can to give back to our local community. While some companies wait until they’ve enjoyed huge success before they start engaging with their local community, we, collectively, decided that we wanted to start making an impact right away; after we’d bagged our very first project, in fact.
Rather than spending weeks pouring over the creation of a corporate social responsibility policy that is packaged in red tape, we simply took it upon ourselves to search for the most deserving causes in our local community; causes that could really benefit from our assistance.
Our small, but energetic, team made contact with a local orphanage, Suparaana Ka Aangan. After talking to the orphanage’s Director, Mrs. Suparaana Sethi, we were blown away by the work that was being done there, with the orphanage’s staff working tirelessly with the 71 young children who called the orphanage home to teach them to become independent, educated and responsible individuals.
The orphanage’s team made it clear to us that while the children in their care were making great strides, one of the things the children lacked, to help instil a feeling of pride in them, were school uniforms. Without wasting a moment, the Global Employees team got to work and acquired a set of new, customised uniforms for the children.
In our eyes, what we were able to do for the orphanage’s children was merely a token gesture, but to see what our small gift meant to those children was a truly life changing experience that will stay with us forever; it really helped our team to gain a little perspective and appreciate the value of those things that we often take for granted.
Assisting the children and staff at the Suparaana Ka Aangan orphanage was just the start for us, but it was an important step in the right direction and created some real momentum. Our team thoroughly enjoyed meeting and getting to know the children and the experience really invigorated the Global Employees team to continue to try and find new ways to make a difference in our local community.