Tyson will be consolidating its three corporate offices into one central location. The Chicago, Downers Grove, Ill., and Dakota Dune, SD locations will be absorbed by the world headquarters location in Springdale, Ark. Employees in the two smaller locations have been notified and will start relocation early next year.
“Tyson’s diverse portfolio of products and brands provides us with an unmatched strategic advantage to serve our customers,” said Donnie King, President & CEO, Tyson Foods. “Bringing our talented corporate team members and businesses together under one roof unlocks greater opportunities to share perspectives and ideas, while also enabling us to act quickly to solve problems and provide the innovative products solutions that our customers deserve and value.”
Greater agility has become a popular strategy for which to strive over the last two years. As a result, most companies have chosen to restructure, but despite that being the case, not all take the same route to get there. Some, like Kellogg, split into separate companies with separate executive teams. Mondelēz, on the other hand, sold off portions of its portfolio, trimming its size a bit. This will be a chance for Tyson to attain agility on its terms. Bringing everyone under one roof will allow immediate communication and contact, which is funny, because while video-call technology improves and proliferates, and remote work becomes more popular, companies are still finding it more effective to have people near people.
As a result of bringing everyone together, Tyson will also be expanding its Arkansas headquarters campus. This is intended to create a workplace that focuses on creativity and collaboration. New facilities will also be created that will provide state-of-the-art technology within indoor and outdoor spaces, hopefully fostering innovation and solutions to any current problems.
Further updates will be furnished by Tyson as plans come together. The entire endeavor will need multiple years to complete.