The impact a motivated staff can have on your dental practice

November 26, 2018

Your team members are essential to the success of your dental practice, but it’s not enough to just have a team of talented hygienists, lab techs, and office managers. You also need to know how to motivate that team and keep everyone engaged in providing the highest level of care to your patients. There’s nothing worse than an unmotivated or poorly managed staff. The care suffers, patients notice, and many will leave for a practice that is motivated and devoted to providing high-quality care. Here are some of the key points to consider in motivating your staff and the impact it can have on the success of your practice.

Motivation boosts productivity

When your team is motivated, everyone (including you) experiences reduced stress, increased energy, and more effective reviews — all of which contributes to improved morale for your team and your patients. More importantly, the team is also more operationally productive. Practices that have embraced our team commitment strategies have seen a 25-30 percent increase in productivity within the first year on average. When staff are motivated, they make the most of their time spent in the office and look forward to providing the best possible experience for your patients.

Productivity boosts profitability

A motivated practice is more productive, and a more productive practice makes more money. When your team is motivated, the quality of care increases, inspiring existing patients to not only return to your office for future appointments, but to also refer their friends and family on a continual basis. All of this leads to greater profits for your practice. In fact, practices we work with grow by 20-30 percent within the first year, setting themselves up for sustained growth backed by a committed team. If your bottom line has been on the decline and morale has taken a hit, you simply can’t afford to not employ motivation techniques moving forward.

How to motivate the team

It’s hard enough to operate a functional dental practice without having to worry about how you’re going to motivate your team on a daily basis. Your expertise is in dentistry — not motivational speaking. A professional practice consultant can take these concerns off your plate and focus on motivating your team through proven methods while you focus on what matters to you – delivering the highest level of patient care. White & Associates Practice Consulting’s team commitment system is tailored to the needs of your practice and proven to drive culture-wide improvement across your entire team.

Not another bonus program

White & Associates’ team commitment system is not just another bonus program. We’ve developed a system that motivates your whole team and maximizes productivity and commitment while helping your practice grow. Within our system, as the office earns more, the team members earn more, creating a win-win scenario for everyone involved. This also removes performance responsibility from the doctor’s shoulders and reduces stress. We even provide training to help each team member see their immediate value and understand that their best interests and the practice’s best interests are one and the same.

Working with White & Associates

You shouldn’t have to convince your team that its new consulting program and commitment system are good for everyone. Leave that to us. We take care of in-person training and motivation to get your staff on your side and make the most of your practice. Contact us today to start motivating your team and helping your practice reach its full potential.