Forward-thinking is having the ability to see, predict, and plan ahead. This is a highly sought-after skill, and yet, not a lot of people have this skill within them. We look for people with experience because forward-thinking is a talent that comes with days in the field.
It’s not something that you can just acquire simply because you want to be a forward thinker. In management, you cannot foresee the issues that you will experience growing from one store to 100 stores. Why? You simply haven’t experienced the growth, so you don’t know what to look out for.
One of the biggest struggles that restaurant owners have is that they start to grow, but in order to keep up with the growth, they have to promote from within. The biggest issue with promoting from within is that the people you are promoting probably lack the skills that you need or want them to have.
You want to promote from within because it promotes loyalty amongst your brand and employees — but at what cost?
Without a little forward-thinking of your own, you’ll just end up with a big headache because you weren’t prepared to train everyone properly. Or perhaps you were prepared, but they weren’t prepared to step into the role, particularly when it comes to communication.
So, how can you create a team of forward-thinkers when they haven’t had the experience to have the ability to see, predict, and plan ahead? Click here to find out!
This article was originally published on FoodableTV on 11/18/16.