Whether sipping a cold beverage while relaxing with friends on a summer afternoon or choosing from an attractive display of condiments in your local supermarket, it’s likely the glass package in your hand was manufactured by Owens-Illinois (O-I). For more than a century, O-I has created innovative, brand-building glass packaging for many of the world’s leading food and beverage companies.
O-I has 26,500 employees in 77 plants across 23 countries, and all of them work to further develop and celebrate the benefits of glass. Creatively designed and artisan-crafted, O-I glass bottles and containers are made to be beautiful, and their use benefits human health and environmental sustainability.
All O-I employees share a single mission—serving as ambassadors for glass—and the company’s leadership is committed to promoting collaboration in the service of this mission. They believe that working better together will enable the company’s worldwide workforce to innovate, improve business processes, and complete tasks more efficiently, benefitting both product quality and profitability. The company needed a collaboration platform that would build on the Skype for Business functionalities that employees had come to depend on, including instant messaging and online meetings, while enabling application integration, persistent chat, file sharing, and more.
O-I upgraded from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams so that its workforce could share information, collaborate, and hold conversations across company divisions, national borders, and even across different languages. “Implementing Teams has strengthened our employees’ ability to reach out around the world, ask questions, and solve some of our most challenging problems quickly,” says Charlie Krolak, Collaboration Supervisor for Global Emerging and Collaboration Technologies at O-I.