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Oct. 18, 2013
Modernize Your Meetings
Instead of trying to get all your managers together for a meeting, use FaceTime or Skype to be more efficient.
Sept. 11, 2013
Employee Training Day
We have a training day for employees. We bring in a motivational speaker to start the day and then hold workshops on skills and areas where we’re seeing the most problems on our accident...
Sept. 3, 2013
Aug. 20, 2013
Everyone needs to evaluate new products to bring in or add to their facility. Let those companies earn their spot not just on value but also on resident approval.
July 29, 2013
Leverage the strength of other dining services’ operations by creating a dining event around them. Invite chefs from other locations into your facility to prepare their operations'...
July 22, 2013
Allow for Grazing
We noticed our students were grazers. When I would go through the service lines and look at our fish, I noticed that students would cut our portions of fish in half and no one would take the cut...
July 16, 2013
One Dish, One Night
We invited chefs/restaurateurs to serve one of their signature items in our dining halls all in one night.
June 26, 2013
Walk and Talk
I have weekly managers’ meetings. Now that the weather broke, we are having walking meetings. We stroll through town and at the local park while discussing business and having a...
April 19, 2013
We had a computer science student develop an iPhone app for our department. Costs can be 90% less than using a traditional development company. Most times using a student will provide high-quality...
March 26, 2013
Our staff has more interaction with students than most departments on campus. So we work with the university counseling center to train front-line staff on how to recognize students who may be in...
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