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Improving Relationships At Work

Practical Practice Management A Division of Top Practices

Building working relationships with those we work with each day is very important.  Not only do these relationships make our work life better, but they also make the workplace better. 

A few years back we hired two new medical assistants at the same time, they were wonderful women who had worked together in another practice for about one year, so they knew each other well, which was helpful for them. What equally important was that we (those who have worked in our practice prior to our new hires) work at developing our relationships with them so we could function as a new team.

It takes a while to get to know each other, yet we are expected to work well together from the start. Understanding each other is important and developing open communication from the beginning can be a challenge. I have found that being honest from day one and…

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Being Effective

Practical Practice Management A Division of Top Practices

Peter Drucker has been called by many “The inventor of Modern Management.” He has written multiple books on the topic and believed it was the people working together that made the magic happen in organizations, no matter the size.

He found that successful people whether they were the business owners, managers or employees all followed many of the same basic foundational practices. He called people with these types of practices “Effective Executives” even if they were not actually “Executives” they did their jobs effectively.

  • They asked, “What needs to be done,” not “what do I want to do.”
  • They strived together to do what was right for the business.
  • When they figured out what was right, they developed actions plans to get it done.
  • They all took responsibility for the decisions they made collectively and individually.
  • They also took responsibility for their communication to one another as they worked together.

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