We use phones, email, video conferencing, even text messages, just like everyone else. But when it comes to working collaboratively as a truly global company, and supporting the communities where we operate, we at Novelis do things a little differently.
This June, Novelis hosted its fifth bi-annual Novelis World Cup event in Leipzig, Germany, bringing together 414 employees from 9 countries and 32 different Novelis locations around the world for a highly collaborative, and yes, competitive event.
Why? At Novelis, we take team building seriously – and sometimes literally. The two-day event offers a great opportunity for employees to get to know each other and work together in teams outside of the normal work environment, building employee morale and bolstering engagement among colleagues who might not otherwise get to interact.
But it’s not all just fun and games. All employees who came together for the Novelis World Cup were challenged with raising $100,000 for local charities around the world. How did they do? Well, we have a few over achievers here at Novelis, so the 41 teams collectively raised $108,000, with a $10,000 match from our Novelis Neighbor Program – bringing the grand total to $118,000.