Documentary takes look at Tyson Foods

Documentary takes look at Tyson Foods

Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 6:01 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. is featured in a new documentary that takes a new look at how historical virtues are practiced in a modern business environment.
 The one-hour program, produced by PBS station WFYI of Indianapolis explores how virtues such as respect, patience, compassion, forgiveness and humility influence an organization’s priorities and “elevate” its vision and mission.
 As noted in the opening moments of the documentary, “… more leaders are looking to enrich their mission and re-evaluate the ways in which they do business. In turn, they are dedicating themselves to cultivating a corporate culture rooted in virtue, character and ethics.”
 The Tyson segment is titled “Taking Care of the Team” and features chairman John Tyson, president and CEO Donnie Smith and chaplain Rick McKinnie. The segment references Tyson’s “core values” and efforts to provide a “faith-friendly” work environment, as well as the company’s emphasis on teamwork.
 To watch the Tyson segment, go to http://booglehouse.com/dvb/video.html and click on the ‘forgiveness’ slide in the video gallery.
More information on the documentary is also available on the following website — www.doingvirtuousbusiness.com.
Tyson Foods, founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Ark., is one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork; the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500.
The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. Tyson provides products and services to customers throughout the United States and more than 90 countries. The company has  about 115,000 workers employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world, including Union City.

Published in The Messenger 2.28.11

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