Can you have a good ministry without a clear brand story? Well, yes. Or can you? The local church down the road is likely a great church, but do you know what makes them unique? What would compel you to attend services regularly, get involved in events, support financially or even volunteer there? How about establishments in your community? Your local dry cleaners, the bank down the street, that new pizza place, the tire repair shop – why do we frequent them? We visit these places because we want something from them, not because we align with their passion and want to join their mission or help them grow. Is your ministry that way? Do people associate your service as something to gain rather than something to support? If you feel like all you do is pour out but very little gets poured back in to your ministry it probably has to do with the story you are telling.
How to Creatively Motivate Staff and Decrease Turnover
Most restaurant owners have seen these types of employees at their establishments:
The best restaurants know how to engage their employees, no matter what, so every single one of them becomes a hard-working, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking member of the team.
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall turnover rate for restaurants was 66.3% in 2014, up 10 percentage points from the recent low of 56.6% in 2010.