With 6,000 employees and counting, Megan Hansen, SVP of People at MOD Pizza, knows firsthand how important it is to successfully connect a fast-growing, dispersed workforce of frontline workers. At a pace of opening approximately 100 stores each year over the past two years, MOD Pizza needed a digital communication solution that could scale and support the internal communication goals of the expanding company.
Prioritizing Employee Experience Leads Company Core Values
Along with their four core values––grit, growth, generosity, and gratitude––helping MOD Pizza employees with their professional development is at the core of MOD Pizza’s purpose. The ability to nurture employee engagement and positive employee experience thus figured prominently into the company’s selection process when searching for an internal communication solution
What ultimately sealed the deal? As a nimble, simple-to-use and manage team app, Beekeeper aligned with MOD Pizza’s desire to nurture a thriving company culture through direct, two-way communication. Hansen remarks on a key aspect of their strong company culture: leadership buy-in and modeling. “At MOD, what I value tremendously is that our CEO is truly our number one culture carrier. It’s really infused in the way we are structured as an executive team, and how we run all the other different parts of the business.”
Delivering Two-Way Internal Communication for MOD Pizza’s Workforce
Addressing the need for easy two-way communication and having direct connection to their ‘Squad’ at the store-level was MOD Pizza’s number one need when it came to assessing team app solutions. The majority of employees don’t have a company email address, and there wasn’t a centralized system, like an intranet, that employees could connect to. Being such a people-focused organization, this didn’t work for many reasons.
A Team App for Employee Engagement Through Storytelling
The executive team holds a bi-weekly huddle to talk through what’s going on with the organization, including customer insights. Because so much of MOD Pizza’s culture is told through storytelling, MOD Pizza’s People team can’t wait to leverage these customer stories to facilitate employee connection across the organization.
Prior to Beekeeper, this storytelling was more siloed without an adequate platform for sharing. “Everyone at MOD is responsible for company culture,” notes Hansen. “The People team is responsible for creating a sandbox for this for everyone to share and a structure to foster and grow how it shows up in our business and employee engagement.” Beekeeper provides a mobile platform on which to achieve their ambitious, contribution-centric company goals.
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