I have had recent conversations with several young funeral directors about their future. These were both male and female, legacy (those that their family owns the firm) along those that are employees. Interestingly, the majority of their visions of the future were similar and mostly dependent on where they are currently positioned; legacy, employee, corporate owned or family owned.
The common theme was their leaders/managers rarely solicit their ideas or viewpoints of how, if they had an opportunity, would improve upon different subjects. I don’t think this issue is strictly a funeral home occurrence as “junior associates” in many industries such as banking, legal and such fare the same. From my personal experiences, I am excited to listen to fresh perspectives from newly licensed or apprentice directors. Our particular brand had greatly benefitted in such areas as use of technology, our proprietary arrangement process and other operational aspects.
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