When anybody thinks about having to go to a “meeting,” their first reaction is usually to groan and complain. To the average person, business meetings usually mean an overly-long discussion about things nobody really cares about.
So how can YOU, as the successful pet sitting business owner, break that stigma?
How can you have pet sitting employee meetings that are engaging, fun and productive?
Today we’re going to address these questions with three different meeting types to ensure that your next employee meetings doesn’t turn out to be a flop.
- The Fun Route
- The Educational Route
- The Team Building Route
How To Have Pet Sitting Employee Meetings That Don’t Suck!
#1 – The Fun Route
Having a “fun” employee meeting usually means that you and your employees go out and do a fun activity together. This can be things such as a pottery class, mini golf, painting classes, etc. You might be thinking, well what’s the benefit to this?
Think about it from the employee’s perspective. Their boss is taking them out for a day of fun! This will show them that you not only care about getting to know them better, but their happiness as well.
This also offers an opportunity for the employees to bond with one another and with you. Overall this will create a stronger team atmosphere, and serves well to keeping your employees happy 🙂
#2 – The Educational Route
An educational meeting is exactly what it sounds like – educating your employees about things pertaining to the company. This can involve going through the training handbook or employee manual. Or, for an extra special treat you could bring in a dog trainer or veterinarian. Your sitters will learn valuable information about caring for the animals.
You might be worried that your employees will find this boring. But, I promise you, they won’t. They will feel like you are invested in them. That you want them to be a better person and a better pet sitter. Everyone will feel loved, important, and like they’re an integral part of the business – which they absolutely are!
#3 – The Team Building Route
This is NOT the same as the fun route. The difference here is that team building events involve everyone having to work together to accomplish a common goal. Team building activities include things such as Escape The Room, Scavenger Hunts, or a group volunteering event.
Team building events break down barriers. They promote people to work together, ultimately getting to know each other better. People will go outside their comfort zones, and accomplish something as a unit rather than an individual.
Employee meetings don’t have to be boring. They can and SHOULD be fun and engaging. Using any one of he above three methods will ensure that your next pet sitting employee meetings boost morale and making your sitters love working for you even more than they already do 🙂
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