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Blogged Aug 2, 2013 10:00 am
With the summer season almost coming to a close , dark nights getting near and everyonegetting back into their regular routines. the employee morale might dip drastically from the highs of the summer season.
Dentists, do you keep the good feelings going for your dental team?
To assit counter the summer season end blues, we have some suggestions and tips to help keep spirits buoyant.
1. Recognize special events in the lives of your dental team
Birthdays, weddings, births,-if you have a reason to celebrate, do it!
From something as simple as buying a round of coffee for the morning shift, or finding a nice greeting card for everyone to sign, celebrate the little things in your workplace.
2. Keep the conversation going in the practice.
Encourage idea sharing make it a two-way street. Listening to the ideas of your team is great, but it can only go so far if the employee doesn't know enough about business operations to present a viable idea.
Try open-book management strategies. Provide your team with some ciritcal information and some financial data, teach them what that information means so they can influence the practices collective success.
3. Recognition and Rewads for doing good work.
People want to feel valued.Remind your team that they are doing a good job verbally, or write a little note. Have little get together after work... food ,drinks for meeting your monthly goals as a practice.... Be sure your team understand that you value their work, and that they are great and you all make a great team..
According to many Dental Care Professional
"The biggest reason for dental staff wanting to leaving an existing role in a dental practice is a lack of recognition for work they have contributed.
A simply thank you can go a long way and can and will make the difference between someone staying.
4. Make the workplace comfortable.
Careful attention to design can give a boost to employee happiness as well as patients. Comfy chairs soothe the soul...
Make small adjustments to your lighting scheme, try to bring in fun desk lamps if you can't banish the overhead fluorescent glare, or open blinds to allow for natural light if you have windows. Keep the practice at a comfortable temperature level and make sure all the technology needed to do the job is available.
5. Smile more.
The social environment at work is a big contributor to burnout. An employers demeanor can directly affect the staff, as workers read the mood of the boss for clues about performance and job security. So, smile more often, talk about fun things like hobbies with employees, crack a joke-just make sure it's done in good taste. These steps will help to boost morale, encourage team building and even stave off job burnout.
6. Have fun.
Encourage wacky team building exercises, which could range from week-long murder mysteries to an all day off-site activity, like a ghost walking tour.
Pick a Friday and make your "place of duty". Nothing builds morale faster than a scream or two. Just try to find the time tohave some FUN!