Tata Consultancy Services 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 kms, 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 program – 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 challenge, conducted between Sep 28th to Oct 7th drew an overwhelming response, attracting over 200,000 TCSers across 48 countries and registering a 300 percent result over the original goal.