P&G Canada: Old Company, New Tricks

  • Reference: HBS-916019-E

  • Year: 2012

  • Number of pages: 19

  • Geographic Setting: Canada

  • Publication Date: Oct 20, 2015

  • Fecha de edición: Jan 6, 2017

  • Source: HBSP (USA)

  • Type of Document: Case

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P&G Canada faces ongoing global pressure to increase productivity and reduce spending. Thom Lachman, President of P&G Canada, is seemingly out of options that will make a large enough impact without harming the business, until the idea of a radical space reduction strikes him. The case follows Lachman, working closely with Country HR Manager Jane Lewis, from idea inception to the eve of the company-wide transition to a dramatically scaled-down and reorganized office space. In particular, the case provides a basis for discussion surrounding employee motivation-specifically as it is affected by the change management process and workspaces, benefits versus perks, and sorting effects. A (B) case details the outcome of the office space transition.


Change management Consumer markets Hiring & employment Leadership transitions Organizational change