Back in 2003 when I opened my First Child Care Center, I bought a book titled: Child Care Center Management. It was a great book and it was filled with forms and great center management ideas.
There is one business management tip that I received from the book and I still implement that practice today and it is: The Monday Memo!
Every Monday, my center Directors issue a Monday memo to the staff. The purpose of the memo is to inform the staff on our goals for the week and to remind the staff of upcoming events.
Also, Our Monday memos remind the staff of important quality care practices and we share team building quotes.
If you manage a team of 3 or more employees, I challenge you to consider issuing a Monday Memo every Monday. Its a great way to consistently communicate with your team!
How do you communicate with your staff every week? Please share….
Have a Great Business Week!
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Your ability to communicate your vision to your team is closely related to your ability to build a Successful Child Care Business.
In fact, I have discovered that when I do not effectively communicate with my team, I do not see my desired results.
Moreover, I find that when I have not clearly communicated what I want, it frustrates me. Furthermore, I believe that every Child Care Business Owner has a Vision for their Business and in order to see that Vision manifest, you must be an effective communicator.
I want to challenge you to answer the following questions:
- What is your vision for your team?
- What is it that you expect from your team?
- Have you communicated your goals and vision to your team?
- Are you frustrated with your team?
Now take a moment to write down your answers. If you answered yes to numbers 3 and 4, then it is time for you to work on how you are communicating to your team.
Here are 3 easy ways to Effectively Communicate with your Team:
- When you are talking to your staff, be sure that they heard what you said by asking the staff member to tell you what they heard you say. This practice will help to eliminate any misunderstandings.
- Have a weekly 20 minute communication meeting with your team to make sure that every one is on one accord and that your expectations for the week are communicated to your team. **Be sure to type your meeting agenda and issue each staff members a copy.
- Consider issuing a Monday memo. This is a great way to keep your staff informed of upcoming events and a great way to remind your staff of important center information.
For more team Building ideas, be sure to download my Inspired Child Care Center Owner Audio coaching series.
I want to hear from you. Tell me, what are your take-a-ways from this blog post.
Your Child Care Business Coach,