Unilever Invests $6 million in New Plant in Nicaragua

The multinational plans to change the working culture by implementing a "role models and flexible schedules based on achievement of specific objectives."

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fabricio Kaplan Vice President of Human Resources at Unilever Central America, the Caribbean and Andean, explained in an interview conducted by Humberto Galo for Laprensa.com.ni that they are using in Nicaragua a new form of work already deployed in Colombia which "aims to change the work culture by implementing role models and flexible schedules based on achievement of specific objectives. "

"The flexible working model is an initiative the company has been promoting globally for several years. The goal is to change the traditional way of performing work so as to be based around three pillars: physical work space, the inclusion of technology in the workplace to improve communications and virtual work and above all to focus much more on achieving objectives by being more flexible in how we get them. "

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