Whether you are managing multiple locations throughout the state or opening up your business’ second location, it will be a challenge to manage more than one commercial location. You will have to look after more employees and make sure that each location is adhering to the organization’s culture and standards of quality.
When it comes to making the most out of each location’s resources, you’re going to need to be diligent and have some sort of plan outlined. Let’s look at some of the tips you should keep in mind when managing multiple teams at different locations.
One of the reasons multi-location reporting is so important is because it allows you to see how each location is doing when compared to each other. This is a big advantage when it comes to maintaining consistency, which is a very important aspect of building and maintaining brand image. Make sure all procedures are consistent at all locations to keep things consistent whenever possible.
Though you will have to look after multiple locations, you may find yourself spending more time at one instead of another. Try to remedy this by making sure you regularly visit other locations to ensure everything is functioning properly within the set guidelines and procedures you have outlined. This also keeps employees motivated knowing that you are invested in their performance and well being.
While you should be present, avoid being overly present and micromanaging operations and employees. This can lead to a lack of motivation and can even lower performance for employees as well as workplace satisfaction. Employees perform better when they are given autonomy, so don’t stand over their shoulders too much.
Keeping these tips in mind can help you successfully keep up with each of your locations.