Is your practice operating like Camp Run-a-Muck, where everyone is busy but little gets done? Maybe it’s time for some time management skills.
Managers and doctors alike are plagued with the frustration of never having enough time. But time is indeed money, and when you use it poorly it costs you plenty! So how do you make the most of your time?
Note that being more disciplined about time requires you to take control. Eliminate unnecessary interruptions that steal your time. Provide staff with formal training to do their job right. Then they will learn to solve their own problems because they have the skills to do so, and they’ll only turn to you when they need further instruction, support, or approval.
Judy Capko is a healthcare consultant, speaker, and author of the popular books “Secrets of the Best Run Practice” (2006) and “Take Back Time” (2008). Judy is the owner of Capko & Company,www.capko.com, and she can be reached at 805 499 9203 or email@example.com.
This article originally appeared in the June 2008 issue of Physicians Practice.