PepsiCo has been able to develop a consistent approach to commercial challenges, the ability to train far more staff than previously possible, maximise the opportunities for staff across geographical locations to connect on the subject and encourage wider use of social media to connect colleagues.
By integrating interactive scenarios and case studies, it has provided opportunities for practice, sparked dialogue between colleagues across territories facing similar challenges and provided greater access to strategic skills development than ever before. Costs of delivery have been dramatically reduced, as it replaces an intensive two day workshop with all the associated costs and logistical challenges that accompany it. It provides a more sustained approach to professional skills development, supporting time to mastery in a complex subject that is difficult to achieve with a point in time workshop.
Although originally commissioned for a European audience, the programme has now been adopted in the US and China. The blended approach and the breaking up of materials into short focused modules have made it much easier and more cost effective to contextualise materials for each territory. This means the programme maintains a consistent PepsiCo approach, whilst being able to integrate local challenges, case studies and examples that reflect the reality on the ground.