Nestlé – Transition to the Smarter Workplace

  • Project: The number of Nestlé employees on the Solon, Ohio campus expanded significantly and space availability was at an all-time low. This confluence of events provided Nestlé the opportunity to renovate the Solon Harper Building, utilize the new Nestlé USA (NUSA) Global Workplace Standards, and be the first key pilot location in NUSA. Nestlé Group initiatives included:
    • improving business processes and innovation
    • inspiring through a great workplace
    • enabling key Nestlé Group organization initiatives
    • increasing space efficiency
  • The respective benefits of the Nestlé Group initiatives included
    • enabling innovation and communication
    • ensuring high levels of recruitment, retention, and employee satisfaction
    • implementing flexible work arrangements for Nestlé
    • minimizing workspace costs/vacancy by providing the right mix of work and support spaces. The new NUSA workplace standards create balance and choice in how employees on campus utilize their workspace and provide more social connectivity, access to better technology, and greater flexibility.
  • Key challenges: With an approximate six-month lead time until the relocation, Stegmeier Consulting Group (SCG) created and managed a robust communication strategy, plan, and schedule for communications and activities leading up to the transition to the renovated space. 
  • Stegmeier Consulting Group’s role: SCG developed corporate-branded communication content for the workforce. Our consultants created a Leader Toolkit, and led a group of space champions to represent the voice of their peers. SCG facilitated the development of workplace protocols for the new, open work environment, planned a Future of Work Fair, and developed “A Day in the Life” train-the-trainer program with modules for leaders and employees. 

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