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Monday, August 20, 2012

Teamwork part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2


This week Salt DPM Features: Price Pritchett's book, "Teamwork, The team member handbook for teamwork."




 How does your team work? Are they strong, communicate and an extension of your right hand? Or are they argumentative and negative? 

Here are some highlights from the book:

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Communication is key-the team needs to know not only what the other hand is doing but where the right hand is going as well. In a dental office things change every second you need to have someone that can anticipate problems, find a solution and move forward without skipping a beat.  This takes strong and effective communication.

 Bring Talent to the team: Everybody has a talent so bring as many people to the table as you can and learn from each other.  Constantly build on your talents and skills by going to conferences, studying and learn about the going on's in your field.



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Play your position: Know what your job entails and do it well. Stay within your station and complete your responsibilities without wavering.  If you move into another person's area it can create problems.



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Turn diversity to the team’s advantage: diversity is a positive thing use it to enhance your team's power in the office. Don't shy away from others if you are the one that is different and don't ostracize if you are not. Everyone brings a unique position to the team and it can help your office.
Back up others who need help: Anybody can make a mistake or have an off day so help them when they do.

Practice: Make everyday count. This isn't just a job, it is a career, a family that counts on you to be there and to take care of what needs to be taken care of to the best of your abilities. Run drills and practice what needs to be done, so you can see where the holes are and find a solution.


Be prepared to sacrifice for the team: Inevitably there will be times when you have to weigh what you want up against what is best for team. Be prepared to sacrifice when it is needed because that is the, "price you pay," for being a part of the team and having their support.

By following these view steps everyday you will become a strong, cohesive group that can take on challenges.

Let Salt DPM help you receive typical results today for a better tomorrow. 
                 
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