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7 Ways to Motivate Your Workforce

Posted by Sherry Howell on Sep 23, 2021 7:55:07 PM

Keep your team healthy and high-performing with these tips.  

With all of the challenges in hiring and maintaining front-line staff today, cultivating a strong work culture is more important than ever. While some factors may be beyond your control, you can still set your business up for success by being the kind of employer that people want to work for.

Today, we're sharing a few no-cost ways to keep morale high, so you don't have to worry about unnecessary attrition on top of everything else. May the odds be ever in your favor. 

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations, Goal Setting

5 Steps to Successful Promotions and Projects This Fall

Posted by Sherry Howell on Sep 16, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Settle in with a pumpkin-spice latte and move your business forward with these tips.  

I'm not saying I'm ready to say goodbye to summer, but the recent cooler temperatures are bringing to mind the very real fact that fall is nearly here.

In years past, have you noticed that that latter part of the year seems to fly by in a rush of work and obligations? With all that the holiday season entails, many FEC owners have shared that there never seems to be enough time to take full advantage of one of the most profitable times of the year. 

That's why we put together a quick list of five steps to take now that can help you plan for a strong finish to 2021.

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Topics: Marketing, Memberships, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Goal Setting

10 Things Great Leaders Never Do

Posted by Sherry Howell on Aug 6, 2021 12:35:51 PM

Poor leadership habits and traits can negatively impact your team, your guests, and your bottom line. 

Great leaders often share many of the same characteristics and habits, and there's no shortage of lists of personality and leadership traits that we can all strive to develop. But sometimes, those tricky bad habits can sneak into our behaviors and hinder our ability to be the best bosses or teammates. But they're not always easy to recognize.

That's why we put together this quick list of 10 things great leaders never do to help you identify any derailing behaviors that are keeping you from being the leader you want to be. 

 

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations, Goal Setting

How to Onboard New FEC Team Members

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jul 29, 2021 6:18:55 PM

A well-structured new hire onboarding program can help your facility build a strong team culture and an impressive guest experience. 

Staffing is a major issue affecting many family entertainment venues these days. But when you do manage to hire new staff, failing to onboard them properly can not only derail your guest experience but also your employee engagement.

You have one shot to make a first impression with your guests -  and your new team member(s). That's why we wanted to revisit this important topic to help you build or strengthen your onboarding process and start new team members off on the right foot. 

 

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations, Goal Setting

3 Tips for More Meaningful FEC Goal Setting

Posted by Sherry Howell on Dec 9, 2020 9:25:29 AM

Set the right goals for your FEC with these tips and resources.

You’ve taken the first steps by beginning your year-end analysis and deciding how to streamline your system so that you can work more efficiently. Now it’s time to make the plan for 2021 by setting meaningful goals. American historian and poet, Bill Copeland said, “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” Read on for three tips and many additional resource links to help you get well on your way to planning for, and more importantly, scoring success in the new year.

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Topics: Reporting & Analytics, Sales, CenterEdge Team, Facility Operations, Birthday Party & Groups, CenterEdge Client Success, Online Sales & Ticketing, Goal Setting

CenterEdge Pro Tip: Streamlining Your System for Increased Efficiency

Posted by Sherry Howell on Nov 16, 2020 4:52:30 PM

Learn how to retire and disable items, discounts, areas, and event types to navigate your system more efficiently.  

 

As you begin year-end planning, take this opportunity to set up your system more efficiently to save time and effort both in the office and at the front line.

Watch today’s Pro Tip from our CenterEdge Training team to learn how to simplify your CenterEdge Advantage screens and apps by retiring or disabling outdated offerings, discounts, areas, event types, and more.

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Topics: FEC, Point of Sale, Waterparks, Zoos & Aquariums, Reporting & Analytics, Parks & Rec, CenterEdge Advantage POS, Facility Operations, Birthday Party & Groups, Goal Setting

How to Overcome the One Thing Holding You Back

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jul 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM

What’s holding you back from inspiration – and what you can do about it.

At the most recent Amusement 360 event, held virtually in June, we had the opportunity to attend the keynote session delivered by Jason Barnaby, author of Igniting the Fire Starter Within, and owner of Fire Starters, Inc. We’re excited that he agreed to share some of his philosophy about finding your passion and busting through the one thing that holds most people back. Enjoy!

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Topics: FEC, Waterparks, Amusement Parks, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Goal Setting

5 Steps to Take Now to Prepare to Reopen Your FEC or Amusement Park

Posted by Sherry Howell on Apr 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Strengthen your processes, get in tune with your customer base, and smooth out your guest experience - now is the time.

No doubt right now you’re working through all the government assistance resources and trying to take care of your business and staff in the present and that’s probably taking up a big portion of your time and energy! It would be easy right now to let this uncertainty overwhelm us, but it’s in large part how we handle our fears that will help determine our future success. 

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Topics: Reporting & Analytics, Memberships, Sales, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Goal Setting

Resource Roundup: 5 Ways to Achieve Your 2020 Resolutions

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jan 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

This is 2020. (I’ve always wanted to say that.)

We hope you’re as excited as we are about the goals you’ve set for the new year. If you haven’t had a chance to set your facility’s goals, use these helpful business intelligence analytics to reflect on 2019, and make sure your 2020 targets are set up correctly from the start.

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Topics: Facility Operations, Goal Setting

Practice These 5 Habits to Get and Stay Motivated

Posted by Sherry Howell on Sep 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Motivation is one of the most valuable traits a leader or team member can possess but also one that can be difficult to maintain consistently. Lack of motivation can lead to frustration, overwhelm, poor work performance and even burnout. 

Luckily though, it’s incredibly easy to give yourself – and your team – a pick-me-up to get back on the right track to delivering your best to each other and your guests. Here are five ways to get and stay motivated.

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations, Goal Setting