McDonald’s Just Made a Huge Announcement About Its Stores In Ukraine. It’s a Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

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It’s been almost six months since McDonald’s paused its operations in Ukraine as a result of the country’s war with Russia. But a few days ago, the fast food chain shared a fascinating announcement about both what the company has done to support its people, and its new plans moving forward.

“As we look forward, supporting our people in Ukraine continues to be our number one priority,” wrote Paul Pomroy, McDonald’s Corporate Senior Vice President of International Operated Markets in a statement on the company’s website.

Pomroy went on to share two very interesting points:

1. Over the past months, McDonald’s has continued to pay the salaries of more than 10,000 employees within Ukraine.

2. The company is now planning to reopen some restaurants in Kyiv and western Ukraine.

These types of decisions aren’t easy. But they are a great example of how organizations can build goodwill, take care of its people, and benefit society as a whole. Beyond that, McDonald’s decision teaches lessons in

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This article was written by Justin Bariso and originally published on