May 22, 2012 • By

Changes to accelerate innovation, fuel global growth

Today, General Mills announced a productivity and cost savings plan designed to better position the company for future growth. Savings will be reinvested to accelerate innovation across General Mills’ global business platforms.

The moves are significant – and jobs will be affected. We value every member of our General Mills team – and that’s why I wanted to share this with our blog readers myself.

Across the company, approximately 850 positions will be eliminated around the world.

You can read our announcement here.

Change is difficult. But change can also better position a company for long-term growth – especially when it allows you to further reinvest in your business.

We’re focused today on internal communications. We’re going to do the right thing, and we’re going to communicate in the right way with our employees.

But I also wanted to acknowledge our announcement, and point our readers to it.