Restaurant General Manager

Restaurant General Manager DISC Chart

Job Summary

The restaurant general manager oversees the restaurant's day-to-day operations. A restaurant general manager is in charge of ensuring that company standards are followed in all areas of operation. This role must manage product preparation, customer relations, restaurant maintenance, and inventory to ensure profitability. Additional responsibilities include team management, recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees. They must ensure that each customer receives the highest quality products and services. Previous food service management experience is required.

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Personality types of a Restaurant General Manager

Each letter of DISC represents polar personality types with correlating behaviors and characteristics. Learn more about their strengths and weaknesses, how they communicate, and more

high D - Problem Solver

Likes to make decisions

high I - Influencer

Likes to interact with people

low S - Voyager

Likes trying new things

high C - Rule Follower

Likes to follow procedures

Behavioral Qualities for a Restaurant General Manager

Behavioral qualities make people naturally act in a certain way. Utilize people's natural behaviors and strengths at work.
  • Bottom-line oriented. Pragmatic, results-oriented.
  • Social/Outgoing. Extroverted and people oriented.
  • Proactive. Driven towards action, not reaction.
  • Systematic. Creates/follows structured processes.

Motivators for a Restaurant General Manager

Motivators are values that drive people. To retain passionate employees, place people in a role that utilizes their values
  • Economic: A utilitarian drive for results and maximal returns. To tend to the economic drive, give them rewards for leading their team successfully when an event or target goals have been met or exceeded.
  • Political: A drive for authority, to take command. To tend to the political drive, provide them with opportunities to lead a team for a common goal like managing a special event.
  • Regulatory: A drive to maintain order and the status quo. To tend to the regulatory drive, allow them to create their own rules and procedures to ensure they are managing their team how they see fit.

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