Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka gifted iPhone6 to top performers in the company during the holiday season. He gifted iPhone 6 to 3,000 employees, an unusual gesture for the company and perhaps as a part of an effort to stem the high attrition rate.
The gift was accompanied by a mail from Sikka, where he addressed the employees as friends. The mail read:
“Thinking back on 2014 feels good, doesn’t it? There was so much you wanted to accomplish with seemingly so little time to do it all. Now, as you stand on the brink of the New Year and look back, there is the satisfying realization that a great part of it actually got done. This feeling is not unlike the one Kahlil Gibran evokes in his lyrical commentary on work – `When you work, you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. And I believe it’s not enough that we simply recognize it, we must celebrate it. That’s why I am so happy that we are presenting you with a Holiday Bonus – the cool new Apple iPhone 6. A gift that’ll always remind you and your teammates of the exceptional value you delivered for Infosys.”
Sikka’s “holiday bonus” thus came as a big surprise to employees.