This post is one in a multi-part series of blog posts about my journey of opening up a local cafe. It has been a dream of mine for quite some time and I am enjoying each step as I go along exploring, learning and putting out into the world my thoughts on what I want this cafe to be about. Not just about the food, it's about the people and it always has been that way for me. To me the most joyful moment is when you realize that you have created food that people enjoy. I want to translate that joy into a place that has ownership opportunities for my team.
I want to explore this idea because I believe that it's important for all employees to have a real sense of ownership and pride in what they do. They have a stake in the cafe. People are important and I believe in treating everyone as owners.
Whenever I go to employee owned stores I see the difference in the people. Often they are more helpful because it's their store too and they want you to feel welcome in their place. I really love that.
I'd love to know your thoughts on this model and how it may be implemented for all team members.
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With lots of care,