Pushing Poultry Forward: Collaboration as a Catalyst for Change
Onika Williams, VP of Poultry Strategy
Over my 14 years at Tyson, the most important thing I’ve learned is the value of true collaboration. Having the ability to assemble a team with diverse perspectives is key to ensuring 2+2 equals 4 . Our collaborative teams embrace diversity to challenge traditional thinking and allow us to continue find new ways to balance consumer needs and operational capabilities.
The unique thing about Tyson Foods – and what I find really lucky about my role – is that we are truly bold in the core of our culture. We’ve managed to stay true to our family-centric roots while growing the diversity of thought and experiences of the company. Working for a company (especially a Fortune 100 company) that allows you to bring your authentic, whole self to work is truly amazing!
However, what I find most unique about this place and find most fortunate in my job is our ability to be bold in our business initiatives. From NAE chicken to staying ahead of consumer trends, we really look to knock it out of the park with the way our team members are getting things done. This also applies to our investments – we’re bold enough to invest in the alternative protein sector because we know the future of our industry is an “and” not “or” story, and we need to work together to innovate for the next generation.
I’m excited about my job and my Tyson Foods’ team. We really are raising the world’s expectations for how much good food can do, and I can’t wait for the next part of this journey.
Published November 29, 2018.
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