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As December comes to a close, you realize that your practice has survived another year.
As December comes to a close, you realize that your practice has survived another year. It’s been a particularly challenging one with the contracting economy and justifiable concern for the future. Just the same, there is a lot to be thankful for - starting with your loyal and productive staff. They deserve credit for helping you navigate each day efficiently, and giving your patients quality care and service. So just how do you show your staff they are appreciated and reward them without going broke?
First of all, be vocal and communicate meaningfully. Your days are filled with shop talk and most likely focused on patient care and getting out of the office at a decent hour. But remember, your staff is working just as hard as you are, and the only way they will know you appreciate them is through your actions and words.
A sincere thank you means a lot and an occasional perk can go a long way toward making employees happier. Here are some suggestions:
When you make an honest effort to think about what your employees would appreciate, it really shows that you are sincere and care enough to say thank you for a job well done.
Judy Capko is a healthcare consultant and author of the popular books “Secrets of the Best Run Practices” and “Take Back Time.” Based in Thousand Oaks, Calif., she is a national speaker on healthcare topics. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.