My first Disney experience was bad. I was six years old, curled up on the couch with my family watching Bambi. We were a few minutes into the movie and suddenly there was a bang. Bambi’s mom had disappeared. I cried. A lot. Fast-forward to 2019, and there I am again watching Bambi with my kids.
Back in the early 20th century, Dr. Maria Montessori shook things up when she introduced her unique child care philosophy. Applying her own research to the classroom, she found pupils developed much more quickly when they were given a structured space where they could choose their own tasks, and take as much time as needed to complete them.
Everyone loves attention. And ECE franchisees are no different. But when you’re running a multi-franchise business with hundreds of employees, it can feel impossible to make sure everyone feels like a valued member of the team. And that’s where the problems start. Silos are created when communication between departments breaks down.
Pride may be one of the seven sins—but when it comes to your company culture, it’s what every ECE leader should be aiming for. From the way directors engage with employees, to the efficiency of your finance software—the way your business is run should leave your team, your parents, and your children feeling proud to be a part of it.