Originally Posted by Pennglock
Ive been forced to sit through "Tabatha's Salon Takeover" before, and I have to give the lady some respect. She seems to have a winning formula for running a profitable salon, and her assessment of bad employee dynamics is spot-on. And not to sound like too much of a snob, but watching these restaurant/salon/service industry shows I'm a little shocked at the number of fuckup workers these places employ.
Yes, that's another one where you can learn a lot... in these cases, practical managerial skill. When things are disorganized or money is being lost... and you can see both sides of the story and the same workers producing much better after being managed correctly it is much more useful than anything you can get in a classroom.
Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto
Nobody would watch if they weren't disasters.
True dat, but I think any time you see "behind the scenes" you're going to see train-wrecks. I read once a very true statement about management: 20% of the people do 80% of the work. Good management means finding the right thing for the other 80% to do so they will be successful, and they will stay out of the way of the other 20%.