With the invention of email, the world of convenience has moved to a new level. The cost involved with many types of mailings has also decreased and, in general, our ability to save time and speed-up decision making all has led to a more effective work environment. While emails have dramatically reduced the proverbial game of “telephone tag”, emails now have replaced some of the personal contacts associated with the call or an individual visit.
There are many different opinions that surround what is considered to be proper e-mail etiquette; however, there are certain basic pointers that can be given to enhance its’ effectiveness. The following suggestions fall under that category.
What's the Problem™? looks at Organizations or Managers who do not care or do not know how to plan effectively to motivate the entire team. Specific solutions from Peter Drucker are discussed.
These games are easy to set up, move quickly, inexpensive in relation to supplies and can add a great deal of opening activity fun at your next meeting, adding participants' names and a level of complexity to create involvement.
In an era where whistleblower and retaliation claims outpace every other type of employment claim, one can never tell when a disgruntled employee may file a frivolous complaint. Accordingly, restaurants should take certain basic steps to review and eliminate common, often overlooked OSHA violations. As a bonus, improved OSHA compliance will also reduce hazards and provide a non-union employer an opportunity to demonstrate interest to its employees, as well as better engage them in the company's success. Such efforts will improve morale, productivity and customer service, and likely reduce employee grievances and legal claims.
Here are some areas of concern, and some practical steps, applicable to any restaurant setting:
New restaurant owners can sometime be intimidated by the legal process needed to build a new establishment. Here is a general outline of the legal steps required to build and launch your new restaurant.