How to Add Value to Your Team
How to Add Value to Your Team
Jun 16, 2021 | News
By Rayanne Johnson
As an owner or admin team member at a dental practice, building a team can often fall on your shoulders. Creating a team first starts with hiring your team, however, it doesn’t stop there. Read on to gain our insights on how to best add value to your team.
1. Make Sure You Are Hiring the Right People
Adding someone new to your team can be an exciting time! However, too often offices rush through the interview process to fill their open schedule. For this reason, considering how the new hire will fit with the team culture is neglected. One way to get ahead of this is by making sure to ask the right questions during the interview process. Check out our recent blog “Top 5 Interview Questions to Ask Dental Professionals” for help on this.
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2. Create a Positive Work Environment
Creating a positive work environment goes above hanging funny/inspiring wall décor. To create a positive work environment at your practice can mean having up-to-date equipment for your staff to learn and utilize. But, if you aren’t ready to invest in the newest model just yet, we recommend keeping the tools and equipment you have currently well maintained and efficiently stocked. Also, take the time to make sure the staff break rooms are cleaned, restful, and thoughtfully stocked with healthy snacks and hygiene products.
In the same way, conducting regular check-ins with your staff can help add value to your team. According to a recent study by Ernst & Young, “39% of workers say regular check-ins are the number-one thing that makes them feel happy at the office.” Take the time to chat with each employee and see what their opinions are and then follow up later. Lastly, we highly recommend encouraging collaboration and communication at your office. Check out Idea Drop’s article “6 Ways to Create a Collaborative Workplace.”
3. Provide Ongoing Training
In addition to having up-to-date equipment, providing ongoing training is a great way to add value to your team. Repetition is the key to growth and improvement. The same holds true with education and learning.
Dental team members are required to take continuing education just to keep their dental licenses. This is not because what they learned in school was not enough, but it keeps them up to date on the latest developments in dentistry.
The same should go for on the job training, it is sad how often dental offices hire a new candidate and give them a brief training period. Hence, to best add value to your team, take the time to train your employee and make sure they feel confident during the process.
4. Grow Your Managerial Staff’s Skills
In the same way ongoing training provides value to your team, continuous learning for the managerial staff is also important. No matter how talented a team may be, there is always room for improvement. Furthermore, some important managerial skills to touch up on include communication, delegation, commitment, and problem solving.
5. Know What Everyone Is Passionate About
Lastly, don’t overlook what your team members are passionate about and what talents they have. Passion should be looked at the same capacity as experience when hiring. For instance, when you have someone, who is passionate about their job they are invested in providing top-quality dental care to patients as you are. It is also proven that when you have passion at work you reduce stress, because your mind and body feel relaxed and pleased.
In conclusion, with the help of these tips, you can greatly increase the value of your team. This will create a more positive workplace, with successful employees, less turnover and satisfied clients.
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