What is your Tips on Keeping Staff Meetings Energetic?

"Initially when I started having staff meetings, I would ask a question or for everyone's thoughts on a particular subject. But, I'd end up only getting blank stares from my employees. So, I made sure to have notepads and pens available at my next meeting, and instead I asked everyone to take a minute to write down ideas, thoughts, et cetera about the topic I brought up. After a couple of minutes passed, I then asked who wanted to go first. By setting up the expectation that everybody will have something, nobody gets to sit out of the discussion."
Ashley Albus, aesthetician for The Courtyard Spa & Salon

"Food and prizes are always a great way to make staff meetings energetic! I order in enough food for everyone to eat, whether for breakfast or lunch. Then, I also make it a point to pass out two prizes at every meeting. About a week before the staff meeting, I have all of the staff nominate the employee they think was the 'exceptional' staff member for the month. The employee that gets the most votes gets a $40 gift card to a local restaurant. The second prize is distributed by me and given to the person who made the most sales during the last month. Their prize is being given a paid vacation day."
Michael Warren, owner of Elaina Lodge & Spa

Latest from Jeremy

Login to post comments

More in Business

Featured Company

  • Dr. Jeff Skin Care / Beauty AtticaDr. Jeff Skin Care / Beauty AtticaDescription: About Dr. Jeff Skin Care/Beauty Attica, Inc. Beauty Attica, incorporated in Redmond, Washington in 1996, was relocated to the metro Los Angeles area in June 1999. It is the marketing arm of Dr. Jeff Professional Skin Care products domesticall ...

Employee Relations

Next-Level Learning

  • Aesthetic Science InstituteAesthetic Science InstituteDescription: All About Where You're Going! The mission of the Aesthetic Science Institute is to provide an exciting and challenging learning experience that stimulates professionalism, passion and motivation for future licensed estheticians. Prepare yourself for a ...