We have all heard the saying “A practice’s greatest asset is its people”. We propose for 2010 that you understand your team from the perspective of their dreams. What are they hoping and saving for? Team members lose focus and disengage from their jobs when they do not see how their job connects to the things they have a passion for or contributes to their goals. Reignite the enthusiasm of those you lead by understanding their dreams. Whether it is to save for a down payment for a house, pay for their son’s travel hockey team membership, plan for a special vacation, or get out of debt, by understanding each team member’s individual personal goals and helping them plan to achieve the goals, you create a bond to your team member and a compelling reason for their work in your practice.
What will your first step be toward understanding their dreams and participating as a dream manager in your practice?