You can spot disengaged dental employees a mile away.
You can see it in their body language and hear it in their voice. They may appear mechanical, bored, and do no more than is absolutely necessary to keep their job.
Such a waste!
Unfortunately, this issue is prevalent across much of our modern workforce. In fact, research giant Gallup has found that globally, 85% of employees are disengaged ... Continue Reading →
Is your schedule driving you crazy?
Scheduling is one of the most important elements of your practice. It is intimately tied to your profits, stress level, and patient satisfaction, yet I see practice after practice allowing their schedule to reduce their income, create work chaos, and drive patients away.
Is this what is happening in your practice?
Do you ever wonder how your hygiene schedule was full at the Morning Huddle and within an hour, has four openings?!
Are you frustrated when these ... Continue Reading →
Professional burnout is an epidemic! In a study, just this year, of over a thousand Human Resource managers 98% indicated burnout was actually “sabotaging” their businesses. Many managers indicated professional burnout accounted for 50% of their employee turnover!
Companies across all industries are seeing it impact their business, so they are putting internal programs in place to prevent it before it steals their talent, institutional knowledge, and competitive advantage. It is one of the most prevalent work-related problems in our society ... Continue Reading →
Ok, so, you are asking me to give up an entire day of income, take my employees to another location, sit around and talk? Now why in the world would I ever consider that? What is in it for me?
Having organized and participated in Annual Dental Practice Retreats for over 25 years, I have seen first-hand the many benefits of team retreats. But that is just my perspective, what’s really important is what does the hard-core evidence say?
Payoffs of Dental ... Continue Reading →
Want a day where you meet your goals, feel a sense of pride in your work, and leave relaxed and on time? Who doesn’t? So, how often does it happen in your dental practice? Once a week? Once a month? Never? There is one way, without a doubt, you can make this happen more frequently and consistently. It is the use of an organized Morning Huddle. Yes, that ... Continue Reading →
In an earlier blog I wrote about four income generating dental practice management tools worth exploring: Dental Warranty, Weave, Virtual Dental Office, and DDSGP. I hope you had a chance to learn more about these companies and determine whether they might benefit you, your patients, and your practice. They have certainly proven helpful for many dental practices around the country.
The list doesn’t stop ... Continue Reading →
First coined by the philosopher Aristotle, the phrase “a whole is greater than a sum of its parts” still has a lot of relevance in this day in age. This is the basis behind the idea of teamwork. If the full dental team isn’t working in synergy your practice isn’t going to be as effective, efficient or run as smoothly as it could, or should, be.
Everything in your practice is connected ... Continue Reading →
Many practice owners feel like they need to be SUPERDENTIST by day, and the business-minded Clark Kent by night to make sure both of their roles as a dentist and business owner are taken care of. This doesn’t have to be the case. A dental practice that is “organizationally-organized” can alleviate the stress on the practice owner and let them focus on being a dentist.
In the business ... Continue Reading →
Are you looking for ways to increase your dental practice’s annual production? According to a study conducted by Harvard Review, businesses with healthy work cultures produce, on the average, 31% more than those businesses without one. Providing your team with a healthy work culture where they feel valued and secure is critical to a healthy bottom line.
There are three fundamental pieces to ensuring a ... Continue Reading →