"The growth of your business is directly related to your own personal growth."~ Jeffrey Summers, Founder|Principal Summers Hospitality Group
SHG uses an experience and research-based, multi-stage process to guide your organization to sustainable culture transformation. We will work closely with you on each step of the process. Since the goal is sustainability, we do not do the work for you. Instead, we partner with you. We are there as advisers—sharing our proven techniques and assisting you as you apply these principles to your business.
Our comprehensive approach involves all levels of an organization to develop an aligned culture, which ensures maximum buy-in and positive change. Within your organization, our insights-based methodology helps your employees to think differently as we communicate fundamental business concepts.
Audit The Area To Be Improved – Understand & Prioritize Desired Outcomes
We go beyond the typical consulting assessment process to gain a deeper understanding of your business so we can make a real impact. Our process includes visit(s) to your location(s) to meet with leaders, staff and guests, as well as observation and data collection to gain a complete understanding of your current state and desired future state. It’s the combination of hard data and personal interviews that reveals the true approach needed to help you thrive.
Develop Proscriptive Action(s)
We believe the bridge from innovative insight to practical implementation is through Hospitality Fundamentals. We involve cross-functional teams from within your business to adapt and apply these fundamentals for your culture. We also help the teams through any obstacles, brainstorm new ideas, as well as coach them on how to achieve the specific outcomes. This process results in organizational buy-in as we begin to implement the desired changes.
Recalibrate Skills & Resources For Impact
The key to ensuring that the desired future state is successfully implemented is an inspiring and motivational launch. This phase is focused on SHG engaging your leaders, middle managers, and frontline staff to embrace change and transform the culture through the use of a framework that communicates desired skills and behaviors identified by your business. This usually involves rolling up our sleeves and working one-on-one with leaders and staff.
Operationalize & Sustain For Long-Term Success
The goal is to sustain your transformation for the long-term, so it’s critical to take the desired skills and behaviors and make them part of your culture by operationalizing them day-in-and-day-out. SHG supports your continuous improvement efforts by providing toolkits, conducting reassessments, delivering skills-based training and Coaching to ensure the momentum from the launch is sustained over time.
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