Why Building A Good Work Ethic Is Critical To Your Brewery’s Success

The global craft beer industry is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.1% from 2018 to 2023. But with that impressive boom comes an equally impressive workforce with a love of their craft and a passion for the brew. Part of that passion should be a good work ethic, and in the brewing industry, this can make a difference between a good pale ale and a great one. By running the brewery like a machine and adding a few drops of fun as oil, workers will play their part effortlessly. This is important for the brewery’s doors to remain open, and here’s why.

A Good Work Ethic Inspires The Team

There is nothing like a creative environment to spark up some unusual flavors and blends, and this can only happen when the staff work as a unit and inspire one another. An important component of this is good work ethic. Some workers have a good work ethic instilled in them from a young age and others need a little more encouragement. For the most part, it can be taught through self-awareness courses and by keeping the morale of the workplace high. If there is an individual or a group within the brewery that struggle with work ethic, it will place the rest of the team under pressure as they would need to pick up the slack.

The End Product Relies On Good Work Ethic

While brewing is considered a craft and to a certain extent even a form of art, there is a lot of science to it. Brewery standards need to be high in order to produce a satisfactory product and a team that lacks good work ethics will compromise the quality of the brew. Hygiene standards are of utmost importance in a brewery and a good brewmaster will be able to smell if the hygiene standards have dropped. Mold threatens a good brew, as well as other hygiene issues such as not wearing gloves when working the line or not maintaining the cleanliness standards of the brewery, allowing dust to creep in.

A Good Work Ethic Filters From The Top

There is nothing as impressive to a staff member than a business owner or top management that get their hands dirty in order to make a deadline. But it’s more than just showing a keen interest in the actual work that needs to be done. Other habits that will inspire staff to keep the standards high include being on time for work and meetings, being prepared for staff discussions, and not over-delegating tasks. It’s important that even if the work environment is fun, that professionalism is still a top priority. Encouragement and motivation from the top quickly filter down to the bottom if the right team is in place.

A good work ethic is more than just being on time for work, it’s also about being invested in the success of the business. Management and owners have the ability to inspire this is their staff. Members who lack good work ethics may put the team under pressure.