In Times of Turbulence
Each year we will go through a tough stretch or two or even three. Things might be going well and all of a sudden, boom, something falls from the sky and hits us like a ton of bricks. It might be an illness to ourselves or a family member, maybe a business audit, or a key staff member leaving your practice.
Calculating Time Value
Do you know what your time and each employee’s time is worth in dollars and cents? You may be quite surprised if you figure it out.
Overcoming Stink Bombs
While you are planning your goals, sometimes, no, guaranteed, there will be bumps in the road. Why can I guarantee it? Because simply life just happens.
Limiting Personal Conversations At Work
What types of conversations should be allowed in the workplace? I have talked with multiple people over the past several years who have developed various policies on this topic mostly due to problems and issues of personal conversations.
Your Business Advantage No One Knows About
If you ask many business owners why patients or clients should pick them over their competitors they might say “we provide better service,” “we listen” or we give people what they want. Now, this might be true, but I guarantee you your competitor is thinking the same thing.
Cultivating Dedicated Employees
A common concern with employers is the doubt that it is possible to create employees that are dedicated enough to stay around for more than a few years.In the long run is employee loyalty really gone.
Ground Rules for Positive Performance
Work environment plays a big part in how team members will work together. Ground rules need to be in place, taught and adhered to every day in order for the work environment to be established.
Investing In Staff
When doctors take the time to train and providing continuing education for their staff, they not only creating value for the practice, they are creating value for their assistants in terms of their career as a podiatric medical assistant.
Learning To Communicate Is An Ongoing Process
Being able to communicate well with one another is an ongoing effort and takes practice and time every day. The effort we put into educating ourselves on how to be a better communicator is worth its weight in gold.
Making Your Peaks Last Longer
Life has its peaks and its valleys. The key to a good life is having long peaks and short valleys. Sometimes we just get hit with some bad news and we immediately fall from the peak into the depths of a valley.
Keep Communication Simple
Putting forth the effort to keep our communication simple, clear and direct at work actually makes our work easier for our patients and us.