In order to have a successful and fulfilling company, you have to make sure you have a goal that inspires you and your employees.
Two things that I’ve noticed that usually separate good restaurants from great restaurants are inspiring mission statements and strong shared vision leadership.
The sole purpose of your restaurant isn’t just money. Running a company only for profit is a great way to live both a draining and unfulfilling life. In order to have a successful and fulfilling company, you have to make sure you have a goal that inspires you and your employees – and that’s where a mission statement for a restaurant helps!
A company with an empty mission statement isn’t good enough. If you want your restaurant to shine you’ve got to be willing to put in the work and energy to create inspiring mission statements and live by them. If your company stays true to its goal, you can make sure that your employees are hyper-focused and invested in its success. If you invest your time into developing shared vision leadership for your company, they’ll be just as excited as you are to see your business succeed and grow.
As the leader of your company, it’s your job to connect with your employees and build connections with them. If you aren’t willing to get “down in the trenches” with them then it’ll be near impossible to get them to identify with your vision.
Again, the best way to ensure that your company has a purpose and your employees are all moving in the right direction is through shared vision leadership. These inspiring restaurant mission statements aren’t a gimmick, they exist to give you, your company, and your employees direction to grow and prosper.
Carrie is a frequent keynote speaker on HR and leadership topics and regularly conducts employee training and leadership development workshops as well. She is the author of the recently published book, Restaurant Operator's HR Playbook: Your Hands-On Playbook for Finding, Hiring, and Developing Leaders and Implementing Organized People Systems and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Restaurant News, Pizza Today and Independent Restaurateur.