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Staff motivation and retention
Retaining patients and attracting new ones can be a walk in the park if you concentrate on the two areas patients say matter most: your front-office staff and your office environment.
This article describes the importance of setting goals, whether for patient self-management or for quality improvement projects within one's practice. The article also explains how to set goals that are meaningful, specific, achievable and measurable.
The authors offer practical tips for increasing staff efficiency and boosting morale -- even in times of great turmoil and change -- and show how these efforts can improve the quality of patient care.
This article will examine the attitudinal differences among people in the WWII generation, Baby Boomers, and Generation Xers and will suggest ways that physicians of the older generations can manage young staff members more effectively.