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3 Tips For Managing Your FEC Playbook

In this post, we'll go over some of the key tips to follow when managing your FEC playbook.

Managing your FEC playbook build-out involves setting clear expectations and sticking to a timeline.

After you develop your first version of the playbook, it's equally important that you maintain and ensure improvements or additions are made by your team over time.

In this post, we'll go over some of the key tips to follow when managing your FEC playbook.


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  1. Identify the core elements of your unique playbook.
  2. Get your team to buy-in.
  3. Manage and maintain the build-out process.

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3 Tips for Managing a FEC Playbook

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1. Set a Deadline

When it comes to managing your FEC playbook, we first have to address your timeline for build-out and how you’ll ensure that progress is being made.

On average, building a foundational playbook can take anywhere from 12-18 months. Yes, it sounds long, but it all depends on you and your team. 

As the leader of the whole operation, be sure to set some clear deadlines. Perhaps sections X & Y should be completed in 2-3 months. Or, this particular series of topics should be completed by the next quarter.

Keeping a deadline will help move things forward. Be sure to get your team involved in the creation of some of these deadlines, otherwise, you might be assigning too little or too much at once!

2. Set Expectations

We recommend that you start the process by setting clear expectations.

Assign teams of 2-3 people with a designated team captain to every section of your playbook. Schedule frequent meetings to evaluate their progress, as well as workshop meetings wherein team members dedicate themselves to working on a section for an hour or more.

And since you do own or operate a family entertainment center, making the process fun wouldn’t hurt! Use prizes as an incentive for the team to finish a section.

Track team progress on an Excel spreadsheet and use it as a digital “sticker chart” that’ll highlight whoever is on top of their game.

3. Encourage Updates & Changes

Remember, your playbook is an ever-evolving tool that is supposed to change as your business grows. 

If it doesn’t, it’ll quickly lose its value and become obsolete. 

Encourage your team to periodically remove or update any content that’s no longer relevant. Outdated materials, announcements, processes, and other activities should be looked at on a quarterly basis. 

This process allows you to make way for the new. Be sure to add any new content that may be missing! Encourage your team to add things as they see fit. Allow them to take ownership of this tool. 

Lastly, keep a list of areas that might need to be changed in the future. You can’t fix it all at once, so refer back to this list when your playbook is due for an update.

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And there you have it! 3 tips for managing your FEC playbook. Do you plan on or are you already working on your playbook? Let us know in the comments below!

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