Make Your Mark Week 6

How Practice Management Will Help You Emerge Stronger

We can all lament that the pandemic has placed us in a position that we don’t want to be in. We all have a choice to Emerge Stronger or we can wallow in self-pity and emerge weaker. I believe in everybody’s warrior spirit to Emerge Stronger. To achieve this, you will need to make some changes in your Organizational Health. I am referring to the mental health of your organization not the PPE you are wearing. I will be sending you a series of steps to help you be that warrior.

Organizational Health consists of different silos. The first silo is the Be Smart about your practice silo. This means growing your marketing, your practice strategies, the financial aspects of your practice and technology development. These are the easiest areas of your practice because there are no grey areas involved. You know or have worked with your practice advisors to achieve this and you want to continue in these areas.

The grey areas are prevalent in the Be Healthy silo of Organizational Health. This is the harder area for almost any owner to deal with because there isn’t an exact science attached to it. It is also messier, especially if you are a male in a female world. I don’t ever like to say this but in this case it is true, the same if you were the only female in a male world.

To Be Healthy you will need to be keeping practice politics to a minimum, having minimal confusion with communication, you will want to keep morale high, increase your productivity as the phases progress and your team will stay in your employ for many years. This is difficult at the best of times but after the pandemic it will take an extremely concentrated effort on your part.

The simple answer to this is over-communicating everything for the next six months. I know this is not the natural state for most practice owners and management teams. For the next few weeks, I will provide you with ideas of how I see the over-communicating working its way into your practice.

It reminds me of the old joke: A wife says to her husband of thirty years, “How come you never tell me you love me anymore?” His answer is “I told you at our wedding that I did, if there is any change in that I will let you know.” Unfortunately, I see the same thing happen in most dental practices that I visit as a Practice Management Coach. We will need to be over-communicating every step of the way.

A hands-on approach for keeping your Organizational Health healthy, will be the only way that you can Emerge Strong, this will mean working with your management team (if there is one) or on your own to change the direction for a positive course moving forward.

I will be writing more details on this in the upcoming weeks, I want you to be prepared to start thinking about your relationship with the team as different than it has been in the past.

 If you want to get started on this sooner, then feel free to connect with me and we can get working on it immediately, a complimentary zoom call is always available to you.

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