A successful restaurant is a well-oiled machine. When things work well, your kitchen is efficient, the service is outstanding and your customers are left very satisfied. But the success of this largely depends on having a team that works well together and works hard to ensure the success of your restaurant.
If your team could benefit from being able to work closer together, then the following strategies could help. Learn some of the ways you can bring your team closer to see fantastic results for your restaurant.
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Put an effective structure in place
A restaurant is unique compared to many types of workplace. People know (or should know!) what their job role is and how they fit within the business. But that doesn’t mean that everyone is working in roles that best suit their skills and abilities. Bringing in some organisational development experts will help to reorganise your team and put an effective structure in place, ready to help everyone shine. If your teams could do with a bit of a shakeup, then this can be a successful way to do it.
Provide regular training
Many restaurant workers will undergo their initial training and then that will be it. However, if you keep providing training opportunities to staff, they will continue to develop and learn skills that will benefit them in their current roles, as well as help with their future development. You could provide training on everything from the latest cooking techniques to marketing and management skills to help upskill your team and help them feel capable and confident in their roles.
Clear and open communication is a must for any restaurant. Being a good leader in the restaurant business will need to ensure that you lead from the front and can communicate with your staff about different developments, the results you want to see and how you can expect everyone to achieve them. Regular meetings and catch ups with your employees can develop trust and respect and ensure that they feel supported. When employees respect their leaders, they work hard to deliver results for them.
Reward and encourage
It’s easy to focus on the things that are going wrong, but are you rewarding your employees effectively for when things go right? Reward and encourage is a good motivator, and can help keep your staff productive and happy in their roles. There are a lot of great ways you can reward employees from bonuses and cash incentives to days and nights out. You’ve got an opportunity to ensure that your employees are treated well, so bring in the right kind of rewards to show staff that they’re valued. A workplace where people feel positive and appreciated makes your business a great place to work, and somewhere that people want to aspire to work for.
Bringing your team closer together will result in a huge payoff for your business. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to adopt closer working and see how it could change your restaurant business for the better.Main Image Credit