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PMA Marketplace Surveys

Topic: A noticeable trend to consolidate the number of managers per unit.


This online survey was conducted the first two weeks in December, 2006. 

During that time, 486 emails were sent soliciting responses to the following questions:

      Are you encountering this trend?

      What in your opinion is contributing to this trend?

      How do you think this effects your people in their units?

      What do you think are alternatives to this trend?


Are You Encountering This Trend?

Yes 58%

No  42%

Of the 58% that answered “Yes” they are encountering this trend, a few consistent answers did emerge to the following questions:

What In Your Opinion Is Causing This Trend?

      Rising Operating Costs (includes food costs, labor costs, insurance)

      Corporate Greed

      Performance Inconsistencies

      Need for accountability

      Offset to Rising Minimum Wage

      Legal Challenges Defining Management Function

How Do You Think This Effects Your Employees?

      Limits Internal Growth and development

      No Effect

      Performance Issues

      Higher Turnover

      Reduced Commitment and Morale

What Do You Think Are Alternatives To This Trend?

      Legislation to Mandate Tip Credit

      Stronger Lobbyist to Influence Legislation and Political Agendas

      Market Forces Will Self Correct



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