I saw it all over social media … and so did you. All of the people posting their “I voted” stickers after turning in their ballots in the 2020 elections. People were so proud to have their voice heard when they were able to choose what mattered to them. Man, wasn’t that a cool moment? Didn’t that make you smile knowing people were exercising their right in a democracy?
So, as we move past the election, why aren’t team members doing the same by making their voice heard in the dental practice?
Here’s the truth: Many dental team members either don’t feel like they have a voice or don’t feel like they can institute changes in the dental practice. Well, until someone voices what matters to them, their thoughts often go unnoticed. That has to change … both for the team member and the business overall.
And no, I am not saying that everyone should be able to do everything they want. That’s not what we voted on this election, is it? Same holds true in the dental practice. There needs to be a structured way to introduce change, and then allow team members to choose what they feel is best and let the majority rule.
So how does that work? What does that look like? I have some thoughts in my video below.
And let’s not forget the important role that education plays in knowing what we want and how we’re going to get there. With that in mind, check out what Ignite is offering alongside Yankee Dental Congress in the coming weeks. You won’t want to miss this virtual CE-driven time of focus and sharing that you can be a part of from anywhere in the world. Learn more about Re-Ignite at Yankee Dental Congress by clicking here.
Note about photo: “Vote!” by kgroovy is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/