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Building a Culture of Ownership Through Open Book Management

Paul Saginaw (Co-Founder & CSO, Zingerman's)

Tabitha Mason (Managing Partner, Zingerman's Events at Cornman Farms)

Location: R02

Date: Monday, February 25

Time: 8:30am - 11:30am

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect - Get your pass now!

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Join Paul Saginaw, co-founder and CSO of Zingerman’s, and Tabitha Mason, Managing Partner, Zingerman’s Cornman Farms, for a deep dive into the concept of Open Book Management, a solid, ethically-oriented program designed to help manage a company through all kinds of economic circumstances, reduce leadership stress, and get the whole team on board to make financial success an activity everyone participates in. Learn three steps to great finance and using them in a catering and events business, as well as how Zingerman’s “keeps score.”

Financial transparency creates buy-in from staff at all levels: there's no "us" and "them" in Open Book—we all work together to make success happen. No more financial surprises, either—everyone knows what is happening with the business. Finally, utilizing forecasting as a proactive approach to addressing opportunities and challenges before they occur, your company will no longer have to solve problems in the moment.

Each workshop participant will receive a workbook, including examples of Zingerman's staff training materials.

Note: There will be two 15 minute breaks during this session (about 9:15 and about 10:15)