Ah, those team meetings. Often productive, but sometimes droning on and on…and off point.
Looking for ways to stay focused while continuing to grow and evolve?
It’s time for a gift! A gift that really does “keep on giving”.
Give the gift of a book!
Choose a short, easy read or one that you can take a chapter at a time.
How about a great book on marketing, social media, personalities or communication? The list is endless.
Ask your team to read a chapter or two for the next team meeting and have each of them make a note about a point they felt was important and meaningful. How can it be used to have a positive effect on the practice, the patients or your team?
Set the time aside for open discussion at your team meetings and consider these points carefully.
Another great attribute to the book idea is the opportunity to design the discussions around particular needs of the office.
Are you experiencing a break-down in team harmony? Are patients failing to follow through with treatment recommendations? Would you like to know how to make your social media more fun and engaging?
What you just might discover is new-found motivation, excitement and solutions to challenges you may be facing. Perhaps you can involve your team and rotate the choices by allowing your assistant to choose book two. However you decide to do it, be accountable. Make the time and promote you and your team’s personal and professional growth.
This is a GREAT way to foster team development through positive change and the best part…it can be FUN!
There is a book out there which speaks directly to your needs and I will leave you with a few of our favorites.
Here are a few easy reads:
Fish, by Stephen Lundin
One Minute Manager, The Purple Cow & Dip, by Seth Godin
Who Moved My Cheese, by Spencer Johnson
And a few “By Chapter” recommendations:
Drive and To Sell is Human, by Daniel Pink
The Greatest Salesman in the World, by Og Mandino
Full Frontal PR, by Richard Laermer
Our small sampling only touches the surface of the long list of fantastic and worthwhile reads.