You are interviewing at a local restaurant for the position of general manager GM 2023
You are interviewing at a local restaurant for the position of general manager (GM). Sales have been falling for the last several months, and employee turnover has nearly doubled. The restaurant has also received a very poor score on its last health inspection in regard to food safety and overall sanitation in the restaurant. If you were to get the job, the management team would include a kitchen manager, a service manager, a bar manager, and you.
During the interviewing process, the owner wants to know what type of management role(s) you would play as well as what styles, theories, or philosophies you would utilize to address the current situations.
Answer the following questions for the owners in 3 to 5 paragraphs:
- Considering the restaurant’s current situation, what role or roles would you play as a general manager? Why do you think you would need to play that role or roles?
- Pick 1 management style, theory, or philosophy that you think you would embody as the new general manager. Describe that style, theory, or philosophy.
- Describe yourself in the role and discuss how would you apply the style, theory, or philosophy in the job when making decisions?