Keeping Super Star Dental Team Members Engaged

August 8, 2023

Hidden Treasures: Finding The Missing Revenue In Your Dental PracticeIn today's fast-paced and competitive work environment, retaining talented team members is a constant challenge for many dental offices. While attractive pay and benefits certainly play a role, there is a hidden gem that goes beyond material rewards. Believe it or not, the secret to keeping great team members lies in something much simpler and powerful: CARING about them. When employees feel valued and supported, they are motivated to go the extra mile and contribute even more to the success of their office. So, let's dive into the magical world of team bonding through creating vision boards and unlocking the potential of genuine care!

The Power of Caring: Caring is an intangible yet invaluable trait that can transform workplace dynamics. As a leader, manager, or dentist showing empathy and concern for your team members fosters a positive work culture and builds trust. When employees know that their well-being and aspirations matter to the company, they become more engaged and loyal.

What is the pulse of your dental practice? Because this is actually the DNA of your office. Coach Heidi Mount has an exciting team meeting for you!

Creating Vision Boards During A Dental Team Meeting: Vision boards are a creative and fun way to connect with your team on a personal level and understand their dreams and aspirations. Organize a team meeting at your dental office and bring poster boards, coloring pens, and scissors. The process is simple – it's all about setting goals and visualizing the future. Here are some questions to help kick-start the vision board activity:

  1. What is one thing you want to accomplish in your life?
  2. Where do you want to travel, visit, or see?
  3. What is one thing you want to learn?
  4. What is a physical goal you want to accomplish?
  5. What are you most grateful for outside of family, friends, and work?
  6. What are you passionate about?

Fan the Fire of Excitement: Once everyone has their vision boards ready, take turns sharing and celebrating each other's aspirations. This is a perfect opportunity to get excited, encourage one another, and maybe even find shared interests among the team members. Discovering common goals opens up the door to setting team targets and embarking on exciting adventures together.

Team Goal Setting: As a group, identify goals that align with the shared interests and aspirations discovered during the vision board activity. These goals can be related to health, fitness, travel, learning, or personal development. For instance, if many team members want to improve their fitness, you could set up a gym membership program or organize group fitness activities. The idea is to create a supportive and collaborative environment where everyone works together to achieve their dreams.

Benefits of Team Bonding through Vision Boards In Your Dental Practice: The benefits of this dental team bonding experience are profound. By getting to know each other on a deeper level and understanding individual passions, team members feel more connected and empathetic towards one another. This enhanced camaraderie fosters better teamwork, communication, and cooperation, ultimately leading to improved overall performance and productivity.

Real-Life Experiences: If you've already tried this team bonding activity, I would love to hear about your experiences! Share your success stories and how the vision boards have positively impacted your team's dynamics and achievements.

In a world where employee retention is a constant challenge, caring emerges as a powerful yet often overlooked solution. By showing genuine concern for your team members and taking the time to understand their aspirations, you can create a positive and engaging work environment. Vision boards offer a fun and creative way to connect with your team and foster meaningful relationships, resulting in happier and more motivated employees who are eager to contribute their best to the success of your office. So, what are you waiting for? Get your team together, grab those poster boards and coloring pens, and start building a stronger, more caring team today!

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Coach Heidi Mount

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