7 steps to achieving change in your dental practice
I’m busy, doing ok and I want to grow the business but my team doesn’t have the same enthusiasm as me.
Welcome to Connect Coaching.
Firstly, congratulations on wanting more or change. I love when dentists or business owners are at this stage; it is a very exciting time.
Here are my 7 steps to achieving change with your business direction and leadership of your team.
- Vision – A vision, quite simply, is a picture of what success will be at a particular time in the future. Some questions you can answer to help you create it are: What does our business look like? How big is it? What are we really known for? Why does anyone care about what we do? How do people who work here feel about their jobs? How do I, as the founder, feel about the business? What’s my role in it?
- Share your vision with your team in a carefully planned meeting. Ask your team who can see your vision and who have any positive or negative feelings towards it. Tell your team that you want them on board and there will be changes.
- Be very clear with your team what you expect from them. Give praise and be encouraging. If people hear negativity they tend to blame the system and not look to them and may result in them concluding this new way doesn’t work.
- Set short and long-term goals and time frames that you are going to commit to and adhere to.
- Follow up on what is working and what isn’t working so well. DO NOT move goal posts too early, stay focused and keep tuning in to your original vision and make sure your goals are aligned to that.
- Involve them in the business; they will never take any more responsibility than they need to. The more they understand they more reason they have to take responsibility.
- Reward you and your team for achieving your goals and celebrate!