Advertisement

« How to create simple... | Main | How to encourage mor... »

Friday May 24, 2019

The first step to changing your practice culture

To change the culture of your practice, you and your colleagues must intentionally do something different than what you are doing now. It will be an ongoing process, but you get there by taking small, deliberate steps. The first step is deciding what you want your culture to look like, and it begins by asking an important question “How do we want to be together?”

Consider what qualities you think would help create a thriving practice culture, write them down, and then discuss your ideas as a group. These qualities might be things you are presently doing that need to be accentuated or things you are not presently doing but need to begin. Next, assess the current state of your practice culture and identify opportunities for improvement, including identifying any parts of your practice that are draining the life from your team. You can use the five-minute STARRS assessment tool to guide this step. Distribute it to your colleagues and staff, then meet as a team to discuss the results and identify where you want to focus your initial efforts.


Read the full FPM article: “How to Create a Culture of Well-Being in Your Practice.

Insightful, quick-read tips delivered straight to your inbox

Sign up to receive FPM's free, weekly e-newsletter, "Quick Tips & Insights," filled with practical, peer-reviewed advice you can put to work right now to improve patient care, streamline your day, get properly reimbursed, and improve career satisfaction.


Posted at 10:30AM May 24, 2019 by FPM Editors

« How to create simple... | Main | How to encourage mor... »


CURRENT ISSUE

RECENT POSTS

SEARCH THIS BLOG


TOPICS

DISCLAIMER

The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the AAFP. All comments are moderated and will be removed if they violate our Terms of Use.

FEEDS