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Episode 234 – The Challenges of Office Dynamics

“I am not the boss of this practice… the mission is the boss of this practice.” ~Dr. Maggie Augustyn

Everyday Practices podcast co-hosts Regan Robertson and Dr. Chad Johnson are joined by Dr. Maggie Augustyn of Happy Tooth (Elmhurst, Illinois) as they discuss office dynamics, creating a supportive culture, and handling office challenges with dignity and grace. 

The discussion kicks off with a discussion about the complexities of hiring new team members who might not immediately fit into a dental practice’s culture, and the importance of aligning with the practice’s mission and vision. Throughout this episode, Dr. Augustyn shares practical strategies for fostering a positive work environment and empowering team members to contribute to solutions.

As you listen to this episode, think about the following questions:

  • How does my practice approach problem-solving and decision making?
  • What leadership style do I embody, and how does it impact my team dynamics?
  • Am I actively investing in my own learning and growth? Am I dedicating time and resources to expanding my skills and knowledge? How does this contribute to the success of my practice?

EPISODE TRANSCRIPT

Regan Robertson 0:00
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Dr. Maggie Augustyn 1:04
It’s a really beautiful way of encouraging and uplifting the people that really are experts in what we’re doing.

Regan Robertson 1:14
Welcome to the Everyday Practices Podcast. I’m Regan Robertson and my co-host Dr. Chad Johnson and I are on a mission to share the stories of everyday dentists who generate extraordinary results using practical proven methods you can take right into your own dental practice. If you’re ready to elevate patient care and produce results that are anything but ordinary. Buckle up and listen in.

Welcome to Everyday Practices dental podcast. I am your host, Regan Robertson, here doing fantastic. I’m going to answer Chad’s question before he even that’s called handling an objection before it’s an objection. Hi, Chad Johnson. Welcome to our show.

Dr. Chad Johnson 2:06
Hello. Yay. Here we are. And we’re excited because we have Dr. Maggie Augustan with us today. Maggie, how are you doing?

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 2:15
I’m great. Thank you.

Dr. Chad Johnson 2:17
Excellent. So you’ve had a fun history lately of office happenings. Let’s open with that open statement. Tell us within, you know, like reason how you’ve handled the scenario, not only with dignity for your teammates, but grace, tell us how that’s gone.

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 2:40
So I think a lot of you would agree that every now and again, well, when you hire someone and you hire for, let’s say attitude and disposition and we claim, “Well, we can teach someone anything,” that doesn’t always ring as true as we would want to believe it. Some people take much longer to learn and other people are just not open to learning. So one of the things that has recently happened in our practice is we, we hired a new associate, and we hired a new assistant and I will tell you that neither one of them is working out as dreamlike, as I would have preferred to see and we’re in my coaching call with Christy from Productive Dentist Academy yesterday, we began to talk about it but really, it became obvious that her and I were not the only ones that had an answer on how to solve this. Working with, you know, a fairly new associate, who is way less of a train wreck that I was when I was practicing at her age, it’s just there’s, there’s some things that we’re very, very good at in our practice, and teaching that to someone who is so young and may not have been introduced to that it really becomes a challenge. The beauty of this scenario is that every single one of our team members has, I don’t mean to disparage it, but bought into the mission and the vision of the practice and of the PDA way and so they we have come to a place where they are looking out for the mission and the vision of the practice, even when I’m not around. So Victoria Peterson’s question, how long can your practice go without you in it begins to that timeline begins to extend itself when more and more people within your office take a leadership and an innovator role in solving some of these issues. So what we did yesterday is we just very honestly came together. I have a small office, what’s not really small but it’s small if you’re talking about hosting 10 people So we all sat down in a circle.

Dr. Chad Johnson 5:03
And by all who do you mean?

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 5:05
By all I meant,

Dr. Chad Johnson 5:05
Or the whole team?

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 5:07
So, I had a treatment plan coordinator, I led my other treatment plan coordinator, I gave her the choice of staying or going, my concierge, I let her go, I let my associate go, I let the one assistant go with whom we’re having some of these issues and the rest of the assistants were present and one of my hygienists was present, the other one is on FMLA leave and so one of the one of the things that I have discovered not too long ago in my career is that if you want people to innovate, and lead, physically, position yourself lowest to the ground. So it’s kind of it’s about dominance and, and so I sat on the floor, and everyone else didn’t. So they sat on couches and chairs, well, maybe one or two people did sit on a floor but the point was that even though I’m the owner, or the co-owner, I lowered myself below where they were to uplift them. I mean, it’s just such a physical display of I felt my trust in them,

Dr. Chad Johnson 6:14
How it worked and it worked.

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 6:17
Yeah, yeah, it worked extremely well and I do that with a lot of patients as a woman, like if you as a woman dentist, if you position yourself higher than a traditionally, I don’t know, successful male, that interaction doesn’t go, well, at least not in my hands, that doesn’t always go really well. So I had made a decision a long time ago to start putting myself either at their level or a little bit lower and they gave us a plate.

Regan Robertson 6:46
Can I relate to you Maggie?

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 6:47
Please do

Regan Robertson 6:48
Okay, I got, I got, I got a great story, because it involves Chad and it makes it so it is it’s considered like one of those I don’t know if it’s scientifically true, but I assume it is. It’s a psychological hack. They always say that sit taller if you want to intimidate somebody, and you see it in movies and whatnot. Well, I don’t know how many times many, several workshops ago now. I told Chad, I said something had hurt my feelings and I was like, “I’m going to tell Chad this hurt my feelings,” and I texted him and he’s like, he’s like, “Oh, let’s let’s you know, let’s meet up.” So we meet up and for listeners. I am a beautiful five-foot-four and Chad you’re six foot? Three

Dr. Chad Johnson 7:24
Three foot fourty.

Regan Robertson 7:30
Yes. So, so to give you guys a great visual if Chad Neil’s like on the ground, he is his head still is like my height. So he’s very tall individual anyway, you immediately one it was really fascinating. We got together and he’s like, “Hey, let’s go sit down.” He turns to chairs and sits us down immediately. Not so that he’s over me but definitely so that he is more on my level and he’s not towering over me talking. I don’t know if it was intentional or not. It could have just been to be quiet with each other. But it made it completely just de-escalated any hurt feelings immediately. And I thought, “Oh,” I mean, it was how silly the whole thing was really silly. And it it just took something that I think in other situations could have escalated and and instead it didn’t, it opened up really great open dialogue. And it was fascinating. So I love where you’re going with this story, Maggie that and

Dr. Chad Johnson 8:19
Yeah and that was a situation of traditional male unawareness. All it took was for you to be like, “Hey, dummy, have you thought of this?” And I was like, “Oh, I can see what you’re saying,” but the eye level? Hopefully. I mean, I don’t know if it was intentional. It was it was let’s sit down and talk heart to heart. So I maybe for sure there was some kind of feeling like I don’t want to be you know, yeah,

Regan Robertson 8:44
It was the kindest conflict Maggie that I’ve ever experienced. And I could say generally with a man especially, I was very taken aback and it changed a lot of perspectives for me, it meant a lot to me for sure but the physical part of it is a piece of it.

Dr. Chad Johnson 8:59
Yeah.

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 8:59
And that is typical Chad. Just to be genuine and wholehearted and sometimes a dummy, but just really no malice whatsoever, right? And so many of our interactions are just like that there is no malice. No, we’re just I my, my business partner calls me the stupidiest smart person he’s ever met, right? I mean, it just we make these decisions that just don’t make sense to the rest of the world. But at the time that we’re making them. There doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with that and so I was very, I remember that I remember the lecture that I went to and and the speaker said, “Men do not like to be talked down to by women. Successful men do not like to be talked down to by women.” So when you’re telling them they’ve got periodontal disease, and if you, if you position yourself a little bit higher, it’s like having their wife nagged at them or not put away putting away their it’s crazy how it all kind of comes together.

Regan Robertson 10:01
It’s pretty fascinating. I think it’s very fascinating. I’m wondering with this associate and the assistant that you hired, do you think Maggie, it was a case of enthusiastic beginner like you were excited, and everything was going to be amazing and then you went into disillusioned learner on that. I can’t remember what that that innovative scale is where it’s like, “Oh, here’s the real real, this isn’t gelling, like, like what we were envisioning,” and do you think that that them not being part of all of that mission and key characteristic and daily actions training impacted that negatively? So like, you were saying the team was on the train, and they they’ve got these two passengers that kind of stepped in mid, mid-journey?

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 10:43
I think part of it is, was also we forgot how long it took us to get here. I think there’s a moment in which you start to take that for granted. Like, “Okay, well, we’ve been training since 2020.

Regan Robertson 10:56
Yes.

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 10:57
And all of this is, is, you know, we hear the PDA messages in our head and it was so interesting, because as we’re sitting in the circle, they’re, they’re they’re coming up with these things that we have covered things that Bruce and Victoria have said on stage, they’re literally coming out of our mouths, because we have began to live them but the new our new employees have not this is very new for them. And so in entire truthfulness and honesty. I had had a meeting a little while ago with my team saying, “I am not the boss of this practice,” and this was inspired by a Chuck Blakeman, who wrote the book about re humanizing the workforce, the mission of our practice, which is something that you Regan have brought into our practice, the mission of our practice is the boss of this practice. So whatever we do, it’s not about what I want. It’s about staying true to the mission and the vision of the practice and that’s going to be what leads all of the decisions moving forward. And so we had that meeting before and say that, they understood that we made it clear. We have enough room for everybody. We are not here to disparage anybody. We want to lift them up. But let’s talk about solutions and then I shut up. I am not here to tell you how to solve this. I want you to tell me what you’ve seen work and what are your ideas? And oh my gosh, my heart was so happy because first of all, I you’ve been to meetings where everybody’s just quiet and staring at each and this was five o’clock Thursday afternoon. Awkward

Regan Robertson 12:35
Yes, we have done the awkward staring. Right?

Dr. Chad Johnson 12:38
I’ll have to remember that. Yeah.

Regan Robertson 12:40
Don’t remember that. Yeah, no. You’re coming in to remind I’ll see you in September at the conference. So no, thank you.

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 12:54
Like the video that you took the other day, Chad on, on social media about how you were, if you, if you please follow Chad’s social media account. It’s really hilarious the marketing stuff he does but so, so we all sat together, and one by one, we talked about the issue. For example, one of the things that my associates struggles with very, very much is confidence and confusion. So if you have a missing two, she’ll say,” Let’s do an implant. Let’s do a bridge. Let’s do an implant. Let’s do a bridge,” and it’s kind of a dance that she does but instead of keeping it in her head, she does it in front of the patient. Yep. Is this and this confusing because I don’t know what the treatment plan the patient is saying, “Wait, so which one is it?” Right. So what So Lesley, our assistant came up with this idea of what if, after she does her treatment plan presentation, you pull her aside to a different room and have her talk all of this thing out, not in front of the patient. Yeah, decide in a different room, how she wants to proceed, tell the assistant there and then come back and re present it to the patient. And that was just a phenomenal solution.

Regan Robertson 14:11
So put it into play already.

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 14:13
So I’m not at work today and we just had that meeting yesterday. Oh, wow. This is fresh off the presses. Yeah. So what I’m gonna do

Regan Robertson 14:22
What a nice way to do a powder pattern interrupt.

Dr. Chad Johnson 14:24
Okay. Yeah, so I’m curious. When you started listening, were people aware of there, were people aware of the problem? Were people aware of solutions already? And they just hadn’t dialogue it or was it like what? Like, did this hit them? Like, what are you talking about? I’ve noticed things are off but I you know, or was it like, okay, let’s all be honest. We know like, what how was that? It

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 14:56
It was it was more of the ladder, you know? We’ve got Two things to talk about, we need to try to lift up our new assistant, and we need to figure out what to do with our new associate and as soon as I said those two things, they knew exactly what I was talking about but we did verbalize it to be on the same page. Okay, so this is the issue, and how are we going to bring everybody into a better place and tried to find the solutions and when Lesley shared her idea, it seemed as if she’d already done it before. Now, I can’t tell you that I have full recollection of whether or not she’d done it before if this was her idea, but this was her solution. And other other people understood entirely the problem they had, they had been there and they had tried solving it in their own way. But then the other thing that you’ll see is, despite the fact that they’re, you know, they understand the key characteristics, and they understand the vision and the mission, what’s really important to, to appreciate in a relationship like this is, is the barrier of the assistant saying, but I’m not a doctor, right? This is your practice. She’s the doctor, she has the degree, I can’t just go and interrupt her. So there are some some of the the roles that we all hold within our practice, sure, that prevent us something from feeling empowered to innovate.

Dr. Chad Johnson 16:23
So something I’d recommend, too, is I encouraged my team to interrupt me or I gave them permission to So something as a follow up is you might want to tell the associate, you know, like, why don’t you go to, you know, this assistant and mentioned to them that, you know, “Hey, I want to encourage you today, if I get going down that that hole, can you say, “Hey, I saw something pop up on the messenger can, can, can we talk about this in the hallway real quick, I hate to interrupt you, but you know,” in like, give them permission to pull them out. For example, when I get talking too long to a patient, which never had, in my opinion, but there are people on my team who seem to think they need to uphold a schedule. And so in upholding that schedule, if I get going too long, they’ll stop it and say, “Hey, you’re needed an OP one”, and I go, “Okay,” and then they’ll come back like a minute later and be like,”Hey, we need you an up one,” and up to and then I’ll go, “I’m sorry, Jim. Obviously, I need to get moving,” and, and that’s like my excuse, but I told him, I said, “If you guys don’t become the bad guy like that, in the moment, I probably won’t be able to step out.” So like, if I get to use you as a scapegoat and be like, “I’m sorry, I’d love to talk to you another 10 minutes but obviously, I need to get back to work,” and it’s a, it’s a, it’s a gentle, bad guy, you know, but I need some kind of scapegoat to be like, “I’m sorry, but I need to get moving,” and there are times when I leave the room and I’m like, “Thank you,” or, you know, because it was just like that was not going to end anytime soon. You know, so, so my follow-up recommendation, whether it be via, via email, or in person is to tell the associate to give permission to the assistant to be like, “Oh, my goodness, I just realized something we have in the lab, can you come to the lab real quick, and I apologize,” or however that’s going to work out, you know, like finding some kind of like little excuse to be like, “Hey, Doc, I need, like the lab work is set and it’s ready for you, we need to take care of this real quick and then you can get back to the conversation.” Just something you know, to pull them away. I know, you’d almost have to workshop, we know what works well for them but just some kind of excuse and then the assistant will feel more empowered, that the associate themselves said, I give you permission to do that long rant but an idea.

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 18:51
It’s a really beautiful way of encouraging and uplifting the people that really are experts in what we’re doing their quiet experts and empowering them and empowering them to to to bring their own talents into into part of the game. Yep and then the entire meeting was kind of finished up where we talked about some of these ways that we have in collaborating. This wasn’t we’re going to talk behind somebody else’s back not even a little it never even feel that way. But you thank everybody for their input and you encourage them and you empower them. “Wow, you guys really bring something important to the table please don’t stop.”

Dr. Chad Johnson 19:36
Right

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 19:37
and, and I think it despite it being you know, six or 5pm on a Thursday afternoon. I think we all left lighter and more hopeful because I went into the meeting well with Christie of like, this is just another one of those, you know, goop storms that I’m entering into what is happening now and it, it really turned to that mindset that I’d had maybe three hours prior into an entirely different scenario. Yeah.

Dr. Chad Johnson 20:09
What made you the poop and you turn it into fertilizer?

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 20:14
You know what, that’s a really great way of looking at it. Yeah.

Regan Robertson 20:19
Like lemons into lemonade, but whatever floats your boat IOM,

Dr. Chad Johnson 20:23
Hey, I was gonna say we don’t have lemons here in Iowa that we grow. So I suppose we’re just making it fertilizer, farm, farm ready farm, farm fresh farm to the table.

Regan Robertson 20:34
You know, Maggie, it’s really interesting to me, I love that you brought this topic to the table today, because it’s part of your guiding principles to make a safe space for people and, and I love also that you pointed out the different perspectives and where people do sit in an organization and how how that can positively or negatively impact how they share feedback with everyone was it? Was it a top of mind like did you just did it just pop in your head like, “Oh my gosh, we’re gonna sit in a circle altogether”?

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 21:05
It kind of did. Yeah, I allowed myself to be guided by whatever guides me every day, whatever, whatever source, whatever spirit, whatever you want to call it and I just asked for guidance in that. And that’s, that’s kind of what downloaded from above me. If I had to, you know, bring it together a little bit spiritual and it also has been my own growth and guilt associated with having been a boss hole for such a big chunk of my career and really attempting to step into the role of servant leadership, right now and surrounding myself with mentors and people that have a similar outlook on on treating people that I that I am willing to embody at this juncture in my career.

Regan Robertson 21:56
One of the things that I admire about you, Maggie so much is your ability to carve out time for your own learning and I’m really excited that you’re going to be back on another podcast to talk about some self learning that you dove into. Because I think when you invest in yourself, it does radiate and it pays out to others and I think you give yourself that mind share real estate so that you can come up with these creative ideas. You know, Victoria Peterson, by the way, which you referenced earlier, she’s Productive Dentist Academy‘s co-founder and CEO for those listening that don’t know, she’s always said that, you know, “Success requires support and you’ve got to give yourself space.” There was a time I was running. I don’t know how many to do lists, items. I had multiple to do lists going at one time,” and I said, “I just don’t feel very creative,” and she said, “Stop. You’re very creative as an individual but right now you don’t have the bandwidth to be creative. If you took a few things off your plate, I bet the creativity would flow,” and she was right. She was 100% right.

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 23:00
Wait, didn’t you guys just record a podcast on margin?

Regan Robertson 23:05
Yes, we did. very timely, very timely. Yes and someone listens every day. This week. I’m asking myself, “Do I, do I have margin? Am I, Am I having margin here? Am I creating good margin for myself?”

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 23:19
That was a great book Chad recommended to me a little while ago, and it’s just I been using that term margin. A lot. Tap?

Dr. Chad Johnson 23:31
Yeah. Yep. Well, we appreciate you coming on to talk this stuff over. It’s cool that you’re vulnerable, vulnerable about this because many people would be guarded about that. And I feel like even today, you spoke with dignity and integrity, about that as a boss for solutions sake, and for the outcome of your mission. Being the boss and I learned a lot. So thank you very much for coming on and talking about stuff through.

Dr. Maggie Augustyn 23:59
Thank you both. It’s always an honor to hang out with you guys.

Regan Robertson 24:05
Thank you for listening to another episode of Everyday Practices Podcast. Chad and I are here every week. Thanks to our community of listeners just like you and we’d love your help. It would mean the world if you can help spread the word by sharing this episode with a fellow dentist and leave us a review on iTunes or Spotify. Do you have an extraordinary story you’d like to share or feedback on how we can make this podcast even more awesome. Drop us an email at podcast@productivedentist.com and don’t forget to check out our other podcasts from Productive Dentist Academy at productivedentist.com/podcasts See you next week.

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All rights reserved, Productive Dentist Academy makes this website available to all users for the sole purpose of providing educational information on health-related issues.

The accuracy of website, information, and resources identified are not warranted or guaranteed, or intended to be a substitute for professional health advice, to contradict health advice given, or for health care of any kind.

Your use of this website indicates your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Use and you expressly agree to be bound to the foregoing terms and conditions.

All materials on this website, including the site’s design, layout, and organization, are owned and copyrighted by Productive Dentist Academy, or its suppliers or vendors, and are protected by U.S. and international copyrights.

Material on this site may be used for personal use only. Commercial use of any sort is strictly prohibited.

Use of Resources & Information
This site may not be used as a supplement or alternative for health care, and is not intended and does not warrant or guarantee the quality or quantity of any services of any of the advertisers identified; further, the information provided is merely for educational purposes, and its accuracy is not guaranteed. Do not use this site as a substitute for health care. Please consult with your doctor or other health care provider regarding any health questions you may have. This site may not be used for health diagnosis or treatment. Do not use this site to disregard any health advice, nor to delay seeking health advice, because of something you read or see in this site.

You understand and agree that neither Productive Dentist Academy nor its suppliers or vendors or linked domain names are responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage of any kind, directly or indirectly resulting from your use of this site or the information or the resources contained on or accessible through it.

Productive Dentist Academy expressly disclaims any implied warranty or representation about the information or accuracy, relevance, completeness, timeliness or appropriateness for any particular purpose of any kind. Your use of this site is also subject to all additional disclaimers that may appear throughout the site.

Other Internet Sites Links
This site also includes links to other internet sites created and maintained by Productive Dentist Academy’s suppliers, vendors, affiliates, or subscribers. Be aware that Productive Dentist Academy does not control, makes no guarantees about, and disclaims any express or implied representations or warranties about the accuracy, relevance, completeness, timeliness or appropriateness for a particular purpose of the information or the resources contained on these or any other internet sites.

Further, the inclusion of these links is merely for your convenience and is not intended and does not reflect Productive Dentist Academy’s opinion on the accuracy or the importance of these other sites; further, Productive Dentist Academy does not endorse in any manner any of the views expressed in, or products or services offered by these other sites. All information in any site by Productive Dentist Academy, or associated or linked site, is extracted, read, used, or relied upon by you at your own risk.

Disclaimer of Warranty
Productive Dentist Academy and its suppliers and vendors disclaim all express or implied representations or warranties regarding the information, services, products, materials, and any other resources contained on or accessible through this site, including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. All information provided by Productive Dentist Academy is made available “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind, or any express or implied promise, including, by way of example, its continuing availability.

Limitation of Liability
With respect to products, goods, or services purchased from any entity identified, listed, named or contacted through Productive Dentist Academy’s website, or any links to Productive Dentist Academy’s website, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Productive Dentist Academy or its suppliers or vendors be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary, contractual, or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever of any kind, resulting from any loss, which by way of example, includes loss of use, loss of data, loss of profits, business interruption, litigation, or any other pecuniary loss, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability, or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of this site, with the delay or inability to use this site, or with the provision of or failure to make available any information, services, products, materials, or other resources contained on or accessible through this site, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

You acknowledge and agree that the limitations set forth above are elements of this agreement, and that this site would not be provided to you absent such limitations.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Productive Dentist Academy and its suppliers and vendors from any liability, loss, claim, and expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) related to your violation of this agreement or use of this site in any manner. Your use of this site shall constitute your acceptance of the terms of this Agreement, as revised and modified, if any, each time you access this site. Productive Dentist Academy may modify this agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified agreement.

Miscellaneous
Productive Dentist Academy’s failure to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision(s) of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

This agreement and the resolution of any dispute related to this agreement or this site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, without giving effect to any principles or conflicts of law. Any legal action or proceeding between Productive Dentist Academy or its links, suppliers or vendors and you related to this agreement or this site shall be brought exclusively in a state or federal court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Skagit County, Washington.

Copyright
All materials on this website, including the site’s design, layout, and organization, are owned and copyrighted by Productive Dentist Academy or its suppliers or vendors, and are protected by U.S. and international copyrights.

Links
This site contains links to other sites. Productive Dentist Academy is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites that are linked to us.

Questions
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding Productive Dentist Academy’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, please contact us.

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