When you and your dental team are at that tipping point where everyone is so busy and overwhelmed that it is affecting patient care and important administrative tasks are falling through the cracks, it seems almost impossible to slow down to implement change. It is hard to focus on the long-term benefits, when the short-term effort can feel like just adding another to-do on your already exhausting list. But that is exactly when it is most critical to take a time out and fix what isn’t working.
Most prospective clients reach out to me about hiring a dental virtual assistant to help their front office because they are overloaded. They know they need help, but often can’t slow down enough to let me help. If I heard it once, I heard it a hundred times, “I know I need help but I don’t have time to think about it right now.” This becomes a vicious cycle that doesn’t change, until they STOP and make a change.
This is the perfect time of year to slow down and implement the changes that will help make 2015 a more productive and enjoyable year. Make sure that next year at this time you can look back and say, “I am so glad I made those changes”, versus “I wish I would have…” Don’t put off until tomorrow what you know needs to happen today.