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Working with Heart: General Mills’ approach to ways of working

General Mills designed the ‘Work with Heart’ framework to prioritize team flexibility and in-person moments that matter.
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Where we've been

When the pandemic hit in 2020, many of us left our offices to work from home. While we didn’t know how long it would last, General Mills adapted quickly to ensure the company continued making food the world loves, while prioritizing the health and safety of our employees.  

Many spent the better part of two years working from home. 

Now it’s been a year since General Mills reopened its headquarters and launched the ‘Work with Heart’ framework, a set of guiding principles for our new ways of working that focuses on how work gets done, not where. 

We’ve learned a lot since then, and we continue to evolve as the world around us changes. 

The ‘Work with Heart’ design 

What hasn’t changed is that people are at the heart of what makes General Mills great – it’s why people join and stay. When we connect, co-create, collaborate and celebrate together, it strengthens our relationships and increases trust.    

We designed and created ‘Work with Heart’ to allow for generous personal and team flexibility, allowing our employees to work from home, the office and elsewhere based on their own needs and the needs of the business.