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    4 secrets to sustaining success in your practice

    Clinic lessons from the playoffs: Run the table!


    Same phenomenon in clinics

    This same phenomenon can happen in our clinics and cause the same result. We may not lose a playoff game, but we begin to slip in our clinic performances drastically.

    Let’s say that you have a stellar year with the clinic performance and financial earnings. There are smiles all around, money in the bank. No one is worried about some extra bills, or a slight increase in patient complaints, because the year was great.

    Creatively, change will begin to slow to a crawl because everyone will get into a groove of “staying the course”. Or is really a rut?! But, whatever happens, the entire team and clinic do it together. The philosophy becomes: Why make changes when things are going so well?

    Now, think about this: maybe the situations surrounding your successful year had nothing to do with how you managed and planned your year. They would have occurred with you or without you!

    How does that happen? The economy began to get better; people started having expendable cash to start doing fun things again like eating out and traveling more, as well as necessary things, like getting eye exams and updating their glasses. You found that the doctors were in the office more, seeing patients, because they had less illness or family crisis’s and were seeing the patients that were now flooding in. Nothing you had any control over, but it happened all the same.

    And… then the following year goes well also. Change becomes something of a distant shadow in the rear view mirror. The pattern of “not rocking the boat” and “ride the success out” begins.

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    • KennethAmos
      It was great reading this interesting and informative post. In this rapidly changing world it is difficult to keep your success on an on-going basis.


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