McDonald’s looks at evaluating staffing; may layoffs employee

McDonald’s effort also includes the promotion of four key executives, including expanded roles or new business units designed to take advantage of the organizational changes.
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QSR chain McDonald’s on Friday announced that it may look at evaluating roles and staffing level as part of a broad organisational structure.

Promising some “difficult discussions and decisions ahead,” Chris Kempczinski, CEO, McDonald’s said the group is thinking about restructuring designed to increase the speed, innovation and efficiency of the business.

The effort, called “Accelerating the Organization,” will include discussions among leaders throughout the company, with the strategy slated to be finalized in April, reported Restaurant Business Online.

“As part of this work, we will evaluate roles and staffing levels in parts of the organization and there will be difficult discussions and decisions ahead,” Kempczinski wrote in a system message on Friday by adding that they will look into the strategy and their values to guide how they reach those decisions and support every impacted member of the company.

McDonald’s effort also includes the promotion of four key executives, including expanded roles or new business units designed to take advantage of the organizational changes.

It promoted its Marketing chief Morgan Flatley to EVP, global chief marketing officer and new business ventures, Skye Anderson, who had been president of the West Zone for McDonald’s USA, was named president of global business services and Andrew Gregory was promoted to SVP global franchising and development.

Those appointments will be effective Feb. 1.

“Through Accelerating the Organization, we will evolve our culture to foster greater collaboration and develop one McDonald’s way to solve problems for our customers and people together,” added Kempczinski.

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