The Zingerman’s Annual Planning cycle has begun! Of course, we kick things off with plenty of delicious food. The businesses presented some inspiring goals that will help us achieve our collective vision for the year 2020. Some things that we heard: Bakehouse wants to be a Zero Waste business by 2012. Going for a completely [...]
3723 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48108 Counting the days till my Dirty Sheed*. I like the colors and the bar stools. And look, a big window so you can watch the roaster in action. Robot sees you! *Dirty Sheed — two shots of espresso, Mexican vanilla syrup, splash of half & half over ice [...]
The Fall Huddle is a seasonal gathering of people from around the ZCoB. We taste new foods, meet people from other Zing businesses, share and discuss topics that make our work easier and more effective. Here’s but a sampling of what we had to eat… Zingerman’s Catering espresso bar – Make your own fancy espresso [...]
Presenting our Annual Plan! ZingIT (that’s us!) Marketing and Graphics Donations Human Resources It’s going to be one fun and challenging year ahead!
The Zingerman’s Annual Planning process concluded last Tuesday with the ZAP Wrap. It’s an extravaganza of food, films and fun. Every business presents the highlights of their annual plan in an engaging and informative way. To add spice to the event, we also compete for the Coveted Golden Z and the Somewhat Desired Silver Ing. [...]
Tilt-o-Whirl, noun: Half-day event during the Zingerman’s Annual Planning process in which representatives from each business meet to discuss overlapping points of their visions. A week before the Tilt, everyone receives a packet that includes: 1. a very handy Tilt matrix that details who is meeting with whom at which table at what time, 2. [...]
We’ve just started our Zingerman’s Annual Planning (ZAP) process. It’s a period every year from mid-March through July when the entire Zingerman’s Community of Businesses (ZCoB) writes our plan for the next 2-3 years out. It’s a comprehensive and collaborative process that helps us come up with a roadmap for our business. These are the [...]
The ZSN-IT site is a central place for the IT department to share the more fun and interesting aspects of our work with our clients and everyone else. This includes links to interesting tech solutions, stories about incidents, food notes, techtips, fitness counters, and whatever else we find interesting.