Why Pepsi's CEO writes to her employees' parents
Indra Nooyi says her letters have 'opened up emotions of the kind I have never seen.'
And I've written previously about the US Marine Corps' tradition of including family members in promotion ceremonies.
We've worried about buying employees, we've worried about bouncing them when things didn't work, but we've never focused on engaging them with their hearts.
I said, 'Therefore I'm writing to thank you for the gift of your son, who is doing this at PepsiCo, and what a wonderful job this person is doing.' . . . It was a personal letter for each family member. And it opened up emotions of the kind I have never seen.
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Pay decent pay, expect hard work, pat on back...end of story. You don't need to know my politica beliefs, religious beliefs, my parents names..nothing, except did I do a good job and if your majesty could bring herself to say thank you and treat me as an adult, not a child.
Writing parents is treating an employee like a child
How the heck does she even know who an employee's parents are? None of your business. Companies used to ask you what church you go to, gonna have babies,
Talk about government nannies!!!!!!!!!! Big business nannies
I don't get it. Here are my questions: How do they even get the parents' phone numbers? Are the employees required to provide Mommy & Daddy's contact info? Or do Mommy & Daddy already call the office all the time to run interference for Madison and Justin? What about older employees? Does the company call their children? What about employees who are estranged or even in hiding from abusive families? This is really taking the 20-something unique & specialness too far. After I post this, I'm going to see what brands are under this company's umbrella and make a note to quit using them. What a waste of space this CEO must be.
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