“We are confident that Work that Works gives our corporate associates the responsibility, freedom and support to work most effectively based on their individual needs,” Schellekens says. “To be successful as a company focused on meeting the needs of our consumers, we first need to meet the needs of our associates, today and in the future.”
PepsiCo’s business is broken into seven divisions: PepsiCo Beverages North America; Frito-Lay North America; Quaker Foods North America; Latin America; Europe; Africa, Middle East and South Asia; and Asia Pacific, Australia/New Zealand and China. The company sells in more than 200 countries and territories and generated over $70 billion in net revenue in 2020.
Associates will be able to reserve workstations and meeting rooms via a mobile app, while occupancy sensors and integrated meeting technology will play a role in meeting scheduling. The company will also leverage Smart Analytics, a tool that employs office flow and occupancy forecasting data to create algorithmic recommendations for work environment decisions.
PepsiCo is not alone in charting a new remote working path. Amazon said last week it will allow associates to create schedules that mix working at home and in its offices. The announcement came after employees criticized its initial guidance in March that stated it planned to return to an “return to an office-centric culture” as its baseline.
Instead, Amazon’s new baseline requires three days a week in the office, with two days of remote work permitted. Those seeking additional remote work days can apply for an exception.