Bridge Goes Sporty with Futsal. IT Futsal Challenge 2017!
Bridge Global is a head-turner thanks to its global IT solution capabilities. It successfully demonstrated its sporty aspect as well, by conducting ‘IT Futsal Challenge 2017’. The peppy event held in Kochi attracted the attention of the tech world greatly.
Bridge Global is a global IT solutions provider with Dutch origins. It is an expert in tapping the best global talents and in empowering its clients with proficient software solutions.
The company has evolved as an employee-driven entity empowered with self-organizing teams. The organization displays this major attribute in its day-to-day affairs and in the events it conducts. It is at the forefront of organizing various events apart from the regular IT & SCRUM meets.
Bridge Global has a unique work culture based on self-managed teams handling different projects. The distributed team model helps in evolving each of the Bridgy as a leader.
Bridge is at the forefront of conducting high-quality and high-impact corporate events. Its resourceful teams take the lead and sail these events towards ultimate success.
The case study analyses the role of Bridge Global’s self-organizing teams in conducting the Futsal event in the most versatile manner.
Futsal: The Sporting Extravaganza for the Kochi IT Crowd
IT Futsal Challenge 2017 by TATA Structura & Durashine, under the banner of Bridge Global was a three day corporate IT Futsal championship. The idea for such an event came from a group of enthusiastic Bridgys.
The target participants were professionals from the IT/ITES companies of Kerala. The event was held from February 10 –12, 2017 at Decathlon Vyttila, one of the largest sports equipment dealers.
The Title Sponsor for the event was TATA Structura & Durashine, reputed brands from TATA Steel, the leading global manufacturers, and suppliers of steel. The other major sponsors were EVM and VW Cochin. The health and food & beverage partners were Welcare Hospital and Angan restaurant respectively. Monolith was the digital partner for the event.
The event witnessed promising participation from 32 companies, who were selected on the basis of early registration. It was tough for the organizers to tell some of the teams that they closed registration due to the fast filling up of slots. The teams that won the first and second places received INR 10,000 and INR 5,000 respectively, along with a trophy. Learn more about the participating teams and winners of IT Futsal Challenge 2017 by Bridge Global here.
The event turned out to be a greatly-anticipated sporting carnival for the sports buffs in the IT field. All the companies we approached were excited to be part of the event. They appreciated the organization for coming out with such a fantastic event idea for the IT crowd.
The event was indeed a remarkable success and helped IT professionals in the region to strengthen their informal bond.
Why Futsal and how it benefitted?
Conducting game events is an excellent corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy for organizations of all genre. Bridge Global has successfully achieved other objectives as well through Futsal.
a. Healthy Employees are always Happy Employees
“Healthy mind truly rests in a healthy body”. Bridge Global is a big supporter of this age-old maxim. It does not just preach about it, but also exhibits how well it can be implemented. It strongly believes that only healthy employees can be happy and will do their work proactively and efficiently.
Homely meals it provides and the cozy mealtime gathering where all Bridgys come together, dine and unwind are prime examples of the organization’s commitment towards employees’ health. It also maintains a gym to boost the physical activity of Bridgys. Various sports and cultural clubs are other avenues through which Bridgys re-energize themselves. All these initiatives have also contributed greatly to enhanced productivity and morale.
Bridge Global envisioned Futsal as a health awareness campaign among IT employees who are typically glued to their chairs engaged in coding and bug-fixing activities. IT professionals from several companies in the region got a big break to showcase their sportsmanship during the event.
b. A boost to the networking skills of Bridgys
A person’s social skills do not get enough nurturing through the virtual world of socializing. What we need is face-to-face mingling and networking avenues. Futsal has helped Bridgys in polishing and promoting their personal contacts, both inside and outside the company. The event proved to be a great learning platform to improve their interpersonal skills by intermingling with like-minded persons. It was indeed a personality-honing podium for its team members.
It also taught them to be more responsible and well-organized. It ignited the enterprising spirit of them in a big way. Futsal has also served as an ideal learning ground to plan perfect corporate events in future.
c. Get value from its own people
Bridge Global has great confidence in its self-managed teams. Futsal was yet another instance to ascertain how deeply Bridge trusts its employees.
Ambitious goals can be achieved only by ambitious people. Highly motivated employees help an organization to pull maximum value from them. The voluntary involvement of all the Bridgys helped in executing the event in the best possible manner. It also helped in bringing value to the company from its own employees.
A bunch of go-getter Bridgys planned, organized and conducted the sports event in the most effective manner. Futsal is a shining instance of how employees in an organization can shoulder the complete responsibility of self-driving an event to massive success.
Self-managed teams are one of the most rewarding assets of Bridge Global. The impressive way in which Bridge Global accomplishes its corporate and social goals is indeed an inspiration for other corporate entities to promote self-managed teams in their organizations.