Should You Post Staff Numbers in the Break Room?

January 06, 2020  /  By Jason Everett

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Should you post your staff numbers in the break room at the salon?

 

Today, I’m going to show you how to determine if you should. 

 

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THE QUESTION

 

A lot of salon owners will come up to me and ask, 

 

“Hey Jason, I know I’m supposed to be posting the salon numbers in the break room because I heard it will help motivate them, but I’m worried it’s going to just bring them down. How do I do it?” 

 

If it already feels that uncomfortable for you, it’s probably going to feel uncomfortable for them as well.

 

If you aren’t comfortable with it, please don’t just put the numbers up. You might create a walkout situation. I don’t want that to happen inside your salon. You need to figure out how your staff actually perceives those numbers.

 

MY STORY ABOUT NUMBERS

 

I used to work for a company that talked about numbers in every meeting. It was publicly available. We would post the numbers in the back room. It would be a normal part of a one-on-one meeting. It was like this since I arrived, so I didn’t know any alternative. 

 

Personally, I didn’t have a choice in the matter, so I had to adjust to the existing circumstances. However, if you have staff that has worked the same way for a long time, a major change in operations and transparency can lead people to freak out.

 

HOW TO INTRODUCE NUMBERS

 

Here are some things you can do to start introducing numbers into your salon culture:

 

  1. Make sure that you’re using numbers in one-on-one meetings where you can share with them exactly what’s going on. 
  2. If you have a separate management room, you could post numbers in that management room. 
  3. Start by just posting one encouraging number in the back. For example, you could post the number of gift card sales people are making, as a small first step.
  4. Post numbers for a short window of time. Temporarily make things transparent to ease the process of introducing numbers. 

 

AN ALTERNATIVE

 

If you are just ready to rock and you think your team can handle it, I recommend sitting down with your key leaders inside your salon and say, 

 

“What do you think would happen if we did this?”

“Here’s what I’m thinking….” 

“How do you think we should do it?” 

 

Then you can actually implement the resulting plan inside your salon. And if you want to know the five key performance indicators that we recommend that you track, do me a favor and download our tracking sheet that’ll show you the five specific things that you can track inside your salon to measure your overall salon’s progress. 

 

If you want our free performance tracking sheet,

download it here: https://highperformancesalon.com/kpimm 

 

Until then, have an awesome week.

Jason Everett

About Our Guest Blogger

Jason Everett, High Performance Salon

Jason’s infectious high energy and drive to make everyone he meets the best possible version of themselves, has landed him on center stage in the Salon Edu-tainment scene. Jason is one of the founders of the High Performance Salon Academy which specializes in taking salons that are already successful and cranking up their success to an 11! Their non-traditional and unconventional approach to learning uses the latest in technology and social media strategies to quickly train and equip the most attention-strained owners, leaders and service providers on how to rapidly implement what they learn.

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