Measuring: Making the Annual Performance Review Better

by Dr. Ron Arndt

Measuring-making the annual performance revue betterSome dentists dread the annual performance review because they’re unsure how it relates to practice growth. Most reviews, in fact, talk about the past. That’s not how to do it.

The personal performance evaluation is one of the tools the doctor has at his/her disposal to recognize hard work and commitment, as well as determine how people can better perform. How can you make this better? When a performance review is based on a two-way match (practice and employee expectations), outcomes are measurable and profitable.

Dialogue between the doctor and the employee about past, present and future job performance enables both to understand what is expected, how to best establish (realistic) goals and how the employee’s performance compares with those expectations.

Investing time to support team members identify their strengths, develop their talents, work on their weaknesses, and identify needed resources will help them enjoy their work more.

The result for your dental practice? A profitable bottom line.

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