I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.
When building a profitable practice, you must find ways to be as efficient as possible. I know you’re wondering how to be more efficient. You hear all the time that you or your business need to be more efficient, but do you know how to accomplish that? Efficiency seems like a word that is thrown around as the end-all-be-all answer to problems within practices. Without a proper plan, however, the likely result will be confusion and chaos.
The following tips can help you when you are given the initiative to be more efficient:
1. Time management
If you and your team are not managing your time efficiently, you’re going to find it hard to move the practice forward. The team will constantly miss deadlines and have to play catch-up. This makes the group look bad and causes undue stress on the team. The likely result will be high turnover at times when team members are needed the most.
Always be on the lookout for how to improve your practice or your team’s practice efficiency. This often requires learning new skills. The more you learn, the easier it will be to find alternative methods that work better.
If your practice environment is cluttered and there is no sense of organization, it can impact the productivity of the entire group. There are professionals who can assess your current situation and make recommendations on how to improve the environment. This can include such aspects as desk clutter, filing, and even ergonomic issues and proper placement of fixtures and furniture.
When you find ways to automate, this frees up your staff to work on more important tasks. Mundane tasks that eat away the time of your staff are the best candidates for automation. It is possible to go overboard with automation and slowdowns when the automation process fails. Try to determine the best task to automate without overdoing it.
If you are micromanaging the work of your team, you won’t have time to handle your own tasks. Your team won’t respect the fact that you are doing tasks that they should be doing. You hired them for a reason; let them get their jobs done. It’s okay for them to come to you when they get stuck, but you should guide them rather than simply doing everything for them.
With corporate cutbacks, delegating may not be easy to accomplish. Companies are expecting their employees to do more with less, but managers still need to get their work done. In such cases, it may be worthwhile to consider outsourcing some of the tasks of your team. The benefits of outsourcing are that it does not increase the company’s headcount.
I am Dr. Hassan, Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own independent practice so that they can achieve financial independence and live without limits. Please go to businessofrehab.com/guide to pick up the free guide to help you determine the best business entity for your new practice.
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