Increasing productivity is achieved through intentional activity. It doesn’t just happen, or magically appear. The doctor and team must work together on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis to continuously improve. In this three-part series, we’ll discover the measurable activities that occur to help you continuously rachet up production. These activities include:
In this second installment, let’s take a look at the role of team hand-offs and scheduling to goal (if you’ve not read Part 1, you may want to quickly review now).
Most people think of scheduling in a linear fashion, much like building with Legos® or Duplo® blocks. While the framework may be that rigid, the reality is that scheduling templates are much more fluid. There is no such thing as a “perfect day” and you’ll always have things that could potentially derail an otherwise fantastic day. The sooner everyone on the team understands this and we begin to “expect the unexpected” the quicker stress levels decrease.
So how do you consistently schedule to your goal? Whether it is $750, $1000, or $2000 per hour, the answer is – only schedule procedures that produce that amount. The crucial first step is to work with your coach to discover your targeted goal; then plan to systematically raise that goal $50 per hour once you are consistently at goal. Adjusting to small increases in productivity goals creates faster, more sustainable goals than a massive one-time increase.