Sanjay Saini is one such team member from UCOL, a Delhi law firm, which has reached the finals of the cricket tournament scheduled to be played this Sunday. ''With such events, we are able to re-live our childhood memories, where we used to play so much,'' said Sanjay. The employees enjoy themselves on and off the field, in spite of the competitive nature of the sporting event. He added, ''It is time for us to have fun as well.''
One does not get much time to have fun while working due to the working pressure that exists in respective offices, but participating in the event reflects a complete different picture. Siddharth Chaturvedi, captain of VSPL, one of the finalist teams said, ''The event is very different from our workplace, as in the workplace, we know what happens - daily routine, same faces. But, while playing for our corporate team, we meet new people and interact with them. It also gives a feeling of freedom.''
These sporting activities are a perfect recreational activity for the employees as well. After slogging hard during weekdays in the office, the employees can come out and have fun on Saturdays and Sundays. ''On weekend, it is time for us to chill and relax. Playing in the event helps us in recharging our batteries and also reduces the stress levels,'' said Siddharth.
Apart from acting as a stress buster, playing together as a unit can also be treated as a team building activity. Here the office hierarchies also goes for a toss, as even the bosses mingle well with each and everyone, which may not necessarily be true during the office hours. Sanjay said, ''Even the bosses play with us, during which they are also very friendly. They are also like us (employees).''
employees even bring their family members together and they treat the
event as a family outing. In this manner, they strike a right balance
between family members, their passion and colleagues as well. The
participants treat the event as re-energiser for the long work
pending in their respective offices.