The importance of building a strong team

Nov 30, 2018 4:26:18 PM / by Richard Wilson

Carbon Free Dining Hospitality Thought Leaders The Importance Of Building A Strong Team

Building a team can be hard work. The days of shouting and screaming at them are long gone. You need to build strong relationships with your team without becoming their pal.
Carbon Free Dining Hospitality Thought Leaders The Importance Of Building A Strong TeamI have always found that you have to be willing and able to do the jobs that you expect others to do. Teaching your guys new things and learning from them. No one knows everything and being strong enough to admit when you do not know something, for example, if a junior team member has just shown you something, can develop trust and respect.

It's important to find out what makes each team member tick and how they learn how they cope under pressure. Learn what works to bring the best out in them. They will become stronger team members and will follow you on the journey which will be easier.

Carbon Free Dining Hospitality Thought Leaders The Importance Of Building A Strong TeamIt is always good for the team if they always see you in control and calm. They, in turn, will be calmer and more relaxed. This will help them work harder than they realise.

Fighting for your team will always keep them on your side. If they deserve more money, don't wait till they ask, get in there first.
It is also important to have discipline and do not let other members take advantage as this will filter to the rest.

Work with your team and engage them in the full process of running the kitchen. Keep them interested and involve them in specials or menus.


Don't underestimate the team you have and never believe you are better than them.

Topics: Hospitality Thought Leaders, Staff Retention, Chef

Richard Wilson

Written by Richard Wilson

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