The basis of the Resource Library comes down to one central idea: sharing. This is something that we're all taught when we're young -- share your toys with your siblings, share the sandbox with other pre-schoolers, share the cookies that just came out of the oven and so on.
I think hospitality is one industry that does an excellent job of sharing information, particularly best practices. Maybe it boils down to personalities that you often find in the industry -- friendly, welcoming, and always trying to satisfy others. That being said, I'm a firm believer in continuous improvement. If you take a look at the Resource Library, it hasn't been updated in quite some time, and I'm sure that you and other team members have generated some fabulous best practices in the past year.
So, I invite you to share new practices! What are some things that you've done at your property that you think could benefit others? No, I'm not asking you to share trade secrets about your company -- just new operation or sales ideas that have been implemented that made you as a property and management team perform better. Sharing ideas is one way to help progress the meeting industry's rebound that I reported on a week ago and also make IACC even more useful to you.
On a separate but not entirely different note, I also just read a blog post that discussed how Millennials love to share. Whether is updating a status on Facebook, posting pictures of a recent vaction on Picasa, or Twittering what the plans are for the night, Millennials like to let others know what they are doing and learn how others are staying busy. This trait has carried into the workplace, and more than likely will not go away as they age. Read on here to learn more about this trend.
I found this particular comment from one of the blog's readers quite interesting:
So, let's follow suit of the Millennial generation and open up. Sharing ideas throughout the workplace leads to more innovation, happier customers, and hopefully more business. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Food & Beverage Manager
R. David Thomas Executive Hotel & Conference Center