These days culture is what all successful businesses are focusing on. Think about it, who doesn't want their career to be more fulfilling and rewarding?
But what does that mean for you and the practice? How can you make sure that you feel fulfilled in your everyday duties? Every aspect of that will come from the culture that you help create in the office.
Here are some things that can really help the culture of your practice improve:
Building an environment that people feel comfortable in is of vital importance. As we trust each other (we all know that we’re on the same team), we are conditioned to be more vulnerable. When everyone in the office is vulnerable, we are in a better position to look at the data in Dental Intel in a positive way and set actionable goals together. When this is accomplished, the whole team will feel fulfilled and engaged as they hold themselves and each other accountable to the goals that are being set. Everybody wins in an environment that fosters this level of vulnerability.
-Promoting a Team Atmosphere-
One way employees find their careers fulfilling is to build a great team culture. Without good teamwork in the workplace, it’s difficult to progress as a business. In fact, 86% of employees and Leaders state that workplace failures are a direct result of a lack of collaboration or broken communication. Working together to a common goal can tie a team together when everyone is bought in.
-Give and solicit regular feedback-
Feedback provides a great opportunity to develop skills and identify areas which need improving. Giving and receiving feedback is a powerful process but needs to be handled carefully. Here at Dental Intel, we follow the 3 to 1 Rule when it comes to a giving feedback. For each interaction you have when it comes to feedback, you give 3 positive pieces of feedback and one opportunity for improvement. When this approach is taken, the individual understands their value and are able to set new goals to improve.
Our invitation to help you get started working towards a more healthy culture would be to bring your team together and discuss the status quo in a very open way - everyone should participate in this discussion and bring their valuable insights. Once all the cards are on the table and everyone’s concerns are expressed, work together to decide on 2-3 key goals.