There is nothing more powerful than a consistent and effective pre-shift meeting. Follow the lead of professional sports teams. There is a reason they have pregame meetings, concluding with a big huddle and cheer! This is the ideal time to 1) ensure your entire staff is on their A game 2) that everyone knows the game plan and 3) that the entire staff heads onto the floor with focus + excitement!
A weekly meeting is NOT a pre-shift. The most effective pre-shifts happen every single day, every single shift!
A restaurant can be one hectic place. Do not let the daily fires get in the way of holding consistent pre-shift meetings. MAKE IT A PRIORITY! No excuses, no exceptions. Be sure your pre-shift is interactive not just informational and most of all, make it FUN!
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