1. Model The Way
We’ve all heard “Do unto others as you would have done unto you”. There is a lot of truth to following The Golden Rule. Does your team see you giving it your all, or are you barely giving more than what is required? Like children, we emulate what we are surrounded with on a daily basis. Help your team by proving to them that you deserve a great team. Do you want your team to show up early? Put in that extra effort in following up with a patient? You get the idea.
2. Practice Discipline
How many doctors have you heard attend CE seminars or weekend events only to come back and fail to put what they’ve learned into practice? You may have even experienced this yourself. We’ve all had this happen. The culprit is the same reason why most diet regimens fail within the first 60 days: lack of discipline.
Help your team’s chances of adopting change by bringing in a coach or accountability partner. Being held to task for results dramatically increases the actuality of success in the long-term.
3. Set Attendance Expectations
When we show up well rested, ten minutes early, and ready to tackle the day, it raises the energy of the entire practice. When a team member rushes in late, it is disruptive. Or worse, they don’t show up at all and leave a hole within the practice, forcing other team members to step up to fill the gap.
We recommend enforcing an attendance policy that rewards for punctuality and penalizes poor performance. Each day is the Super Bowl: Show up ready to give your best.