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Communication between franchisees in a franchise system
If you own a franchise you would be wise to stay in constant communication with your fellow and local franchisee counterparts. You should call up once a week and simply say; Hi. It is important to call up and just say hi to your fellow franchisees because it will remind them that you are always near by. You will get something positive out of the phone call such as:
A good lead
A streamlining technique
A way to handle a new employee
Someone who will listen
A time efficient way to attract new customers
A mistake which was made, that you can avoid
You can also talk about the worst customer of the week, The most ridiculous complaint of the year. Your fellow franchisee who normally cannot talk about such things will be glad to have someone listen to his story. The fellow franchisee might laugh and call her "the customer from hell." Business owners when they get in the room with other business owners often tell the stories like this at meetings. In franchising you have a built in group of folks who know exactly how you feel and what you are talking about. Customer from hell stories always get a laugh with the new franchisees. It is important to know what the other franchisees in your system, especially those in the region are doing. You should keep abreast of what your other franchisees are doing. For instance:
What major corporations are their customers
What government accounts do they service
How many employees are they running per shift
Who are their crew leaders
What kind of volume are they doing
When are they planning on going on vacation
Who are their family members; Etc.
These are very important because customers will come up to you and ask you questions about them. They might also make statements about the other franchisees. It's always nice when you know what they are talking about.
You can also use their major accounts for name dropping. It will help you in your sales. If you know how busy they are, you will also know if they can handle any more work or if they will be able to help you on a joint account. By knowing their names and family, you won't look uninformed when a customer engages you in conversation about them. Think about franchise team building, because in franchising it is about more than just a brand name, it is about team work.
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People Are The Heart Of Your Organization
Do you let your people express their thoughts about the roles and responsibilities they have in your organisation? Don't just take it for granted that everything's fine because no one complains.Organisations often spend a fortune on purchasing office furniture/computer software/filing systems etc.
Presenteeism - present in body absent in productivity
Presenteeism is alive and 'not well' in many businesses today. It will visit your business or may even be present as you read this article.
Constructive Group Dynamics: How to Go from the S.N.I.P.P.Y. Syndrome to a C.L.E.A.R. V.I.E.W.
If asked to look at your work calendar for the week, the odds are pretty good that you have a few if not several meetings already scheduled. Now, if asked how you feel about attending some of those meetings, the odds are even better that you may either roll your eyes, groan or mutter something under your breath.
Workplace Fitness: Tongue-In-Cheek
According to the Oxford Dictionary of Current English, to speak with one's tongue in one's cheek is to speak insincerely or ironically. This phrase dates back to 1748 when it was cool to show disdain or disrespect for someone by putting your tongue inside your cheek to make it stick out.
Recruiting Government Workers As Franchisees
Many believe a leaner government promotes better freedoms with respect to free enterprise and the right to free contract. Leaner governments make fewer laws because of their enforcement capabilities.
What's Wrong With You, Why Don't You Understand Me?
Recently while waiting for our lunch to be served in a nearby restaurant, my husband Michael and I were discussing our son's upcoming science fair project. Michael was describing the steps that my son should follow to complete the assignment.
Employee and Coworkers Gifts
Giving gifts to your co-workers or your employees can be a tricky business. You want to give something that is they will really enjoy but doesn't break your piggy bank.
The very effective tool of keeping a journal can be used in your workplace as well as at home. It is a powerful tool that can enhance our lives and support our personal and work well-being.
Trust: A Critical Factor to Your Teams Success
True or false? Teams that practice good teamwork contribute to an organization's success.Not only "true" but blatantly true.
Feedback For Learning Can Turn Your Team Into Winners
Feedback:Most experts agree both types; constructive and positive feedback are beneficial and important to performance improvement. However, the way the feedback and timing of it are crucially factors.
Team Communication Critical To Success
I'm often asked, "Why is my team always fighting fires instead of preparing for changes?" Finding the answer may take some digging. Here are a few possibilities.
Finding The Leader Within (Keys To Zen Leadership)
Most believe that leadership is an innate quality that some have, not others. They believe that leaders are born not made.
Motivation - Dont Make Your Team Uncomfortable
The people in your team may feel a bit uncomfortable whenyou sit down and spend time with them, particularly ifthey're not used to it. They might not be used to you doingit or perhaps a previous manager didn't do it.
Teamwork in the Workplace: A Definition
A tight knit team is a group of competent individuals who care deeply about each other. They are fiercely committed to their mission, and are highly motivated to combing their energy and expertise to achieve a common objective.
Team Building Part 2: Honesty is the Key!
The second in a series of 2 articles giving a slightly different viewpoint on effective team building, condensed from an original seminar presented by the author, John Roberts. John is a Freelance Training Consultant and director of JayrConsulting Ltd.
Safety First - Five Reasons to Hold a Routine Safety Meeting
Workplace safety is important to all businesses for ethical, legal and financial reasons. Keeping employees safe from injury is the right thing to do, it also keeps a business away from civil litigation and can lower costly compensation claims.
Build a Great Team - Ten Easy Ways to Start!
It's all about focusing on where the best value in using time lies. Who is the leader of the team and what is your best use of time.
Top 7 Ways to Motivate Your Team
1. Involve them.
Effective Team Building for Stronger Teams
TEAM LEADERS WORKSHOPAlice asked Cheshire cat "which road should I take?" (Cheshire cat) "Where do you want to go?" (Alice) "I don't know" (Cheshire cat) well it doesn't matter which road you take.How do you tell a good leader? "By how many people will follow them into battle"What is Coaching?A discussion process between members of an organization aimed at exerting a positive influence in the motivation, performance and awareness of areas for improvement and development of another person to help them be as effective as possibleWhat is transformational Leaders!A literature search of over 200 books and articles confirmed that successful organisations had more innovative and productive teams and team members who were more loyal and committed.
Aligning Teams with Organizational Goals
Teams don't have to be aligned with the goals of the organization. Teams can work on what they believe to be the right things.
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