Director of Operations Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Director of Operations in Rock Falls:
"More training."
Demand hire wage.

Director of Operations in Boston:
"Collateral."
Starting from day one, you should be working on building up your collateral with your peers - you can't get anything done without collaboration and others contributing to your cause, while you contribute to theirs.

Director of Operations in Brookfield:
"Delegate job responsibilities."
Assign task and delegate work to empolyees.

Director of Operations in Providence:
"Day to Day Operations."
Be prepared to think on your feet and at a moments notice. Multi-tasking is vital. Obtain knowledge of your staff and their personalities. Manage your budget closely.

Director of Operations in New Albany:
Focus on the people rather than just the technology.

Director of Operations in Visalia:
"Zoom In-Zoom Out."
The key to my success I think has been my ability to zoom in and study, learn and understand the details of an operation and then zoom out and understand how each detail relates to the overall process- how each department overlaps and is both dependant on and contributes to the others. Also, developing meaningful working relationships with each individual and valuing them as equal human beings will create a dynamic team that will create success for the business, for you as a manager, and for themselves.

Director of Operations in Cincinnati:
"What is Hospitality."
Hospitality is performing to your best genuine self, every day, naturally to guarantee that a guest, your team and your company is satisfied. Not just with your performance or skills but their experience with you as a whole.