By Roger P. Levin, DDS
Everybody hates them. They waste time, kill morale, and basically suck the life force out of the practice. I’m talking about bad meetings.
At my seminars, I hear many horror stories from orthodontists and team members about the quality of meetings in their practices. Nobody knows the purpose. The right information isn’t shared. One or two people monopolize the conversation. The gathering turns into a giant complaint session.
These comments are disturbing because meetings, when run properly, are an extremely positive force in the practice for sharing information, finding solutions, and building camaraderie, especially in an ortho practice where teams tend to be large and diverse.
Does your ortho practice have a problem with meetings? Here are four things not to do:
A poorly run meeting is a missed opportunity to fix problems, build morale and unify the ortho team. You’re not only wasting time, but also money since you’re paying the other staff members to attend. Are you ready to break the bad meeting habit? Start by avoiding the four mistakes listed above.
Attend Dr. Levin’s new ortho seminar, Building the Ultimate Ortho Practice, on March 31 in Tampa, tuition-free. Ask your Ortho2 Systems Consultant how you can receive an Educational Grant. Go to www.levingroup.com/orthoseminars to see dates and locations for all ortho seminars in 2017.