Getting Better as a Team
Going the Extra Mile for the Team
Each day three things I am very grateful for: the blessing of a new day, a successful ending of the day and the opportunity to work and be part of something bigger than myself. You see we all need to accept and need to be fully aware that we’re not the greatest dentists out there. Patients have other choices available. That is why we should always be willing to put in a few extra hours every day to get better. That’s just the kind of exemplary hard workers we need to have become over the years of practicing dentistry. To be good role model for our team of staff and associates, we shouldn’t accept the available as the preferable. We all need to try to go extra mile with extra speed.
Each of us as accomplished practitioners always try to do our best to build respect and good rapport, right! But if people knew how hard you had to work to gain your professional mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.
As a small business owner and team leader, your relationship with each member of your staff, is an interesting one. Much like a real relationship, you always begin by gaining rapport with the individual. And In all reality, we all let one another into a part of our lives. A part that for most people is confusing, frustrating and sometimes painful. And our after rapport is the constant dedication to each other. That is how we become a team. We have a build a strong bond striving for present goals and benchmarks. If you don’t run your practice and lead your team properly, we all can get hurt. If you don’t show up, none of the team members get the results we want. Plain and simple.
We as team or group leaders, have to be mindful to be very thorough, enthusiastic, self motivated dentists and to say determined is a huge understatement. We have to take the initiative to work with our employees, as that hard work will make our employees better team players.
The point I am trying to make here is that Just like real relationships; the employer and the employee team takes work. There is frustration and anger, setbacks and successes. This is all part of the tough love relationship. We all need to learn to work together as a strong team; never quitting on each other.
You see all the events of our past form a lens through which we see the world. And since no one’s past is exactly like anyone else’s, no two people see and think alike. A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavor. I strongly believe differences are meant not to divide but to enrich and in all honestly I have always tried to be modest, be respectful of others, try to understand the other person’s point of view, but still I think I need to do more.
DPP Doctors Corner
Ravneet Hira, DDS, BDS, NASM
County Dental Group