What makes a good team? Having a well-balanced, spirited team is important to running a successful chiropractic office. We have provided four tips for this week's blog post where we discuss which characteristics will drive your team towards greatness!
1. Understand Your Goals: Making sure that everyone in the office is aware of the end goal and what it takes to get there, will ensure the task gets completed. Team meetings can help with in these situations, and will allow people to voice their opinions and ideas that may ultimately help the entire office.
2. All Voices Matter: Piggy-backing off the last tip, this next one is extremely important! Your team may be filled with different kinds of personalities and opinions, but it's crucial to let everyone speak their mind. When each individual gets the opportunity to use their voice it makes the whole atmosphere of the office more efficient and comfortable for every team member, that way no one goes unnoticed.
3. Feedback: Constructive criticism/feedback is beneficial towards you and your co-workers. Allowing your co-workers to evaluate each other and offer advice will transform the bond in your office. Being able to notice what works and what does not is a huge factor into moving forward with anything in life. Listen to everyone and see what advice your team could give you.
4. Take Risks: This tip is a favorite because it teaches your team what their capable of, but also reminds them that failure is OKAY. Encouraging your team to get out of their comfort zone and take on new challenges will expand your opportunities and they will learn new skills! If it doesn't go as planned, then they at least tried and you can give it another chance.
Embrace your team for who they are and acknowledge everyone's strengths and weaknesses! Push your team to take on new experiences and watch your team completely TRANSFORM. Trust each other, and remember that togetherness is the root of success for your practice.