Melissa Jaalaid joined us for this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast to talk with us about developing strategy and leading teams in the restaurant industry. Melissa is the Director of Growth and Development at the local Vancouver chain, MeeT Restaurants. With a background in communications and human resources, Melissa has a passion for working directly with people and leading growth initiatives within the organization.
How often do you sit and write every day while you’re at work? The chances are that it’s probably more than you think.
Whether you’re writing text messages, instant messages, blog content, emails, sales reports, employee performance reviews, invoices, disciplinary notices, hand-over notes and project status updates, writing is a core part of your everyday life, so have you ever thought about the quality of your writing is affecting your performance?
“Is it impossible to change organizations or are we using the wrong approaches?” Margaret Wheatley posed this question in the preface to Whole-Scale Change, a guide on aligning action within an organization to create processes for change.
If you’re a non-profit or growing organization with a board, you’ve likely got a big group of stakeholders to communicate with. You need to make sure the board leaders, directors, management, and employees are all aligned on the direction of the organization, while keeping volunteers and external stakeholders and shareholders in the loop.
For this episode, we were joined by Ashli Komaryk who is a Communications and Organizational Leadership Trainer at Komaryk Communications. She grew up in Canada, then completed her education in Italy where she lived for 14 years. She then returned to Canada to work as the director of the Italian Cultural Center in Vancouver.
When harnessed correctly, technology has the potential to greatly increase your organization's success. In many cases, use of technology may be the progression of the processes you have in place already. However, others may call for adjustments to optimally reap the benefits of business technology.