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  • Team Building

    Hi All! Just curious if anyone out there is active in team building, and if so, what do you do to inspire that sense of team. We are looking for the nitty-gritty on how to turn a multistore organization into a team that communicates well together, assists each other reaching their goals, and supports each other through the ups and downs. So, please let us know what you do.

    Do you have frequent meetings? How frequently and are they face-to-face, conference calls, video calls?
    Do you try to set individual and company goals? If so, what types of goals do you set.
    Do you have friendly competition between sister stores? What categories do you compete in?
    Do you send company or district emails letting everyone know what a great day you're having and ask them to chime in with how their day has been?
    Or do you do something completely different? Also, if you've tried something that did not go well, we would like to hear that, too.

    Thanks for you input and Go Team!

  • #2
    We used to have weekly meetings, but those were a pain in the mikta so I did away with them-I would do an informal sit down in the office with everyone for a few minutes and they knew my office door was always open (my office was clear glass, lol, you could tell if I was busy or not-it was like a fish bowl). What we did was have a lunch together on a Saturday-everyone would bring something (potluck style) and we'd have a movie on while I'd go out if a tenant needed something. We once did carnitas (I make a mean crockpot carnita), and at the holiday I'd bring in a home made spiral sliced ham and everyone would bring in sandwich fixings and sides -that kind of thing. We didn't compete with other stores since our demographics were so different, though they owner and mgt company would set a year goal for us to attain.
    Here every Friday we switch off and buy each other lunch (2 man operation). Again, no facility competition, but then we're not the big orange or whatever.
    I want buns of steel.
    I also want buns of cinnamon.

    Newcastle, WA

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    • #3
      Because it is just my wife and I, our meetings are her telling me what to do and me saying yes dear.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bighank View Post
        Because it is just my wife and I, our meetings are her telling me what to do and me saying yes dear.
        My meeting is even more one sided. It is just me so I say, "Self, do this". I then agree and go about my business.
        "Never let the inmates run the asylum!"

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        • #5
          Definitely regular conference calls for 'housekeeping" issues. Daily emails and phone calls if necessary. My market has 13 stores and we talk almost daily about things. We hear from the DM every day, multiple times a day. One of the things that motivates me is daily email showing move ins for each store and progress toward our monthly goals. I wanna be top of the list every day so I bust my butt to be top dog...
          A little competition among stores is a good thing in my opinion.....

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          • #6
            I want to setup an escape room night. It would be a fun exercise in team work, and problem solving.

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