4 ways to avoid complacency [VIDEO]

December 13, 2012

As part of our new Morning Huddle e-newsletter, DPR partnered with notable practice management consultants to provide quick video tips to get your team talking. Here, Brad Guyton of Jameson Consulting shares 4 ways to avoid complacency in your practice.      

As part of our new Morning Huddle e-newsletter, DPR partnered with notable practice management consultants to provide quick video tips to get your team talking.

Here, Brad Guyton of Jameson Consulting shares 4 ways to avoid complacency in your practice.

 

 

 

 

What does it really mean to take your practice to the next level? 

Everywhere we look we find complacency. Sadly many people are on the move, but they aren’t going anywhere-it is a mass migration to mediocrity.   

So, when people are asked to stretch outside their comfort zone, to tackle new projects and to learn new skills, they become defensive. They put up their defensive wall and begin finding fault with the new proposed path. By discounting the value of a new project, a new procedure, or a new idea, they think they won’t have to CHANGE.

And, if they can spend enough time pointing out the negative aspects of their new assignment, then they may not look bad for not wanting to stretch. In other words, they’re proactively putting down an idea that very well might lift them up.

That is sad. We need to move past mere existence and on to significance.  

To elevate our practices to the next level, four things must take place:

ONE

There must be strong leadership; take the lead to outline and demonstrate the benefits of the new “idea” and then develop clear ways to outline expectations and hold people accountable for results.

TWO

People must understand the positive potential of risk and the positive upside of moving forward.  If a person is not on a path of continuous improvement, then ultimately, they are choosing to be on a downward slide. Our founder Cathy Jameson says it best:  “there is no such thing as status quo, you are either going up or down.” 

THREE

All team members must have the opportunity to discover and cultivate their individual talents and abilities: THEIR GIFTS. There is no place for complacency in a dental practice that is interested in continuous growth and development.

FOUR

LASTLY – Once you have a culture leadership, a commitment to improvement, and a chance for the team to discover their gifts. There must be an honest needs assessment of the practice and a strategic plan must be developed. Ongoing strategic planning and milestones move people and businesses quickly when implemented properly.  

Visit the Jameson Community for an exclusive article from Cathy Jameson on Analyzing Your Management Systems.

We all know it is often easy to maintain the status quo-to tread water now and wonder why growth didn’t happen later. 

It’s easy to rest on our most recent accomplishments. This week, AWAKEN TO THE POSSIBILITIES! Believe in yourself and each other.

Honor yourself and those around you enough to say, “we are better than average. We will accept nothing less than outstanding.  We are going to be happier, less stressed and nothing short of extraordinary.

By following these 4 simple steps you can find your ideal practice, team and life. 

Take your practice and life to the next level and make it a great week!

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