Every food truck business has both good and bad inside it’s culture. As the owner it is your job to accentuate the positive or get rid of negativity. While it’s important to do both, but studies have shown that negative information, experiences, and people have a far deeper impact than positive ones. It is a better use of your time and energy to focus on clearing your food truck of the negatives as much as you can.
This may mean tearing down frustrating obstacles or shielding people from destructive behavior. Grumpiness, laziness, and nastiness are contagious and by reducing those types of negativity you give your people a better chance to shine.
5 Ways To Get Rid Of Negativity On Your Food Truck
- It starts with you. If you want to get rid of negativity on your food truck, you’ll have to make an extra effort. This includes speaking positively about your employees, suppliers and customer. You need to be optimistic, and catch others when they are not being positive.
- Create policies and stick to them. If you have a written list of workplace policies, employees will have a way to be held accountable. Don’t stray from these policies and make sure every one of your employees understand them.
- Never excuse bad behavior. It can be tempting to ignore certain actions of an employee. However, if you do this, you will make it seem that you are favoring some employees over others. As stated previously, your employees should know your policy. If they are caught, they must be disciplined appropriately in order to get rid of negativity in your truck.
- Communicate with your employees. The more you communicate with your employees, the quicker you will get rid of negativity. If an employee is having a bad day, let them know you understand, and find a way to help cheer them up as a team.
- Make positivity part of your truck’s culture. There are many ways to do this, but establishing a positive company culture starts with employees and their efforts. Once one employee decides to be positive, it can spread like wildfire. Write positive quotes on boards and walls, or in emails. Every positive action, sentence, and conversation will lead to a positive company culture.
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The Bottom Line
A positive, upbeat, productive workplace should be your number one goal for your food truck, use these tips to keep workplace negativity stop you from achieving that goal. We also want you to make sure that nothing, and no one, is holding your food truck back. If you and other staff members are being held back, ask yourself what that’s costing your mobile food business and whether that person is worth the cost.
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