Daily team meetings are supposed to be collaborative events for your food truck business. If you are doing all the talking and your staff are doing all the listening, something’s not right. Today we discuss how to get more meeting engagement out of your team.

Meeting engagement is more than keeping your food truck staff happy or satisfied. Employees who get engaged typically have well-defined roles in the organization, make strong contributions, are actively connected to the team.

According to Gallup polling, businesses with more employee engagement during team meetings score these better in these areas:

  • Customer ratings
  • Profitability
  • Productivity
  • Turnover
  • Safety incidents
  • Shrinkage (theft)
  • Absenteeism
  • Patient safety incidences
  • Quality (defects)

Here are two ways to revive your team, get more meeting engagement and get their best thinking out on the table.

2 Ways To Get More Food Truck Team Meeting Engagement

  • Share your ideas sparingly. It is tempting to share all of your genius ideas upfront. Instead, share one or two suggestions at a time. By limiting your comments, you give others the chance to contribute.
  • Ask lots of questions. Don’t worry about having all of the answers. Ask insightful questions that spark discussion. When people speak up, ask them to clarify their ideas so others can understand.

If you have a food truck team that is itching to get work. The last thing they want to do is sit and listen to you, no matter how important you feel the meeting is. You need to change the way you run your meetings so your staff don’t see them as a chore and leave thinking the time spent was useful.

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The Bottom Line

Once you start to run meetings using the tips above, your food truck staff will be much more open to attending. Who knows, they might even look forward to them and increase their own meeting engagement.

How have you been able to get more team meeting engagement from your food truck staff? We’d love to hear your suggestions. You can share yuor ideas in the comment section below or on social media. Facebook | Twitter