On Management and Workforce Development: Humanim's Culinary Social Enterprises

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Do you run a small business, or have dreams to start one? Each week on The Tidbit, brought to you by Cureate, we discuss tidbits of knowledge around starting and running a small business with a food and beverage lens. Show host Kim Bryden sits down with guest experts and shares trending new topics on food, business and culture to help best prepare you for your business journey. 

EPISODE 18: ON MANAGEMENT AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT - HUMANIM'S CULINARY ENTERPRISES

A FEW QUOTES

  • "I've interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurial parents and there's one consistent theme I keep hearing: how much the jump off the deep dive into parenting readied them for business challenges in a way they didn't first expect. In fact, of the many skills they gain are completely in line with what entrepreneurship asks of us.” — Sarah K. Peck 

  • If you start to miss deadlines, you start losing money. At City Seeds and School of Food, I've learned how to blend thoughtfulness with deadlines. 

  • China, from ACT, told me: everyday start with 3 things you must accomplish and whatever happens throughout your day - those are the 3 things you have to do. 

  • Best practices for creating management systems: (1) USE SLACK! (2) Be an opposite of a micro-manager (3) I encourage failure - if we don't take calculated risks, we won't know!

  • A question I often ask my operations manager, Mel Foldes, is "what do you think?" I quickly turn it around and get her suggestion first. I don't want to provide my input first, [as opposed to] ... developing that critical thinking. 

  • Scenarios help describe what I'd like to see in a particular outcome. I describe what the goal is, as opposed to saying what they need to do in order to achieve that goal. 

  • Job Training Scorecard is a deeper-dive on how we look at the progress of our team. 

  • Having this scorecard puts a metric on our impact and also allows us to be reflective on how far we've come. 

  • We're offering culinary classes in partnership with entrepreneurs like Taharka Brothers.

  • How being a parent helps in running a business. How? (1) keeps me focused; I always make sure there is an agenda at every meeting (2) staying flexible and evolving (3) slowing down.
     

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