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Have You Started Playing Mini Games Yet?

What Is A Mini Game And How Do You Play?

Here at MPOD Connect we love playing Mini Games… Why?  well we feel great when we achieve the goals we’ve set up and  receiving the fab prizes, over the years we have had so many, we’re always going for coffee and cake and I can’t tell you how many bottles of wine we’ve won, not to mention the lunches and dinners  we’ve been on. Mini games help to keep us all motivated and on track for the goals we are looking to achieve.  

At the moment we are playing a Mini Game right up until the end of the year, Our theme is “We Grow By Referrals, Please Don’t Keep us a Secret” we have some space available throughout the UK, this month we are focusing on Manchester and Liverpool, then in November we will focus on Berkshire and Coventry, then December, Hull and Hertfordshire So if you know anyone who would benefit from working with us please introduce us.

Loads of our clients play Mini Games with great success too, so if you have never played a Mini Game then you should seriously consider doing so especially with what’s going on in the world at the moment, we all need a bit of fun to brighten our days up.

So today I wanted to tell you… What a Mini Game is, how to play a Mini Game and why YOU and your TEAM should play them.  

A Mini Game is a short-term activity designed to correct a weakness or pursue an opportunity in your practice. Mini games are designed to be fun and engaging and allow the whole team to play and work toward a team/practice goal.

Not only that Mini Games are like mini-incentive  plans; they’re a way to motivate your team on a day to day basis to make improvements that will add up to year-long successes and can be aimed to increase revenue or introduce a new system or software to the practice.

Make sure you get the team involved from the start with all the planning, this way the game will be a success as the team have got buy in from the very beginning.

What does a Mini Game consist of?  

A theme – Mini Games have a theme that energises the players and propels the overall game. So make sure you choose a good one!

A goal – this has to be realistic and agreed by the whole team

A timeframe for play – I wouldn’t suggest no more than a few weeks, otherwise it can get a bit boring

A scoreboard – Make it colourful and fun

Team incentives – along the way have a prize each week on the build-up to the bigger picture, maybe a coffee and cake or a bottle of wine.

A reward for reaching your goal – It might be a team prize or an individual prize, maybe a lunch out or a team day/evening.  

Lastly don’t forget if you need a hand setting up your Mini Game get in touch I have lots of resources I can share.  

Until next time 

P.S To find out how we can help you grow your practice and your team get in touch today. ⁠
⁠Call the team on 0113 827 2249 or email Vicki@MpodTeam.Com⁠ 

Team Morale

How Team Morale Can Make – Or Break  
Your Dental Practice

Team morale can make or break your dental practice. It’s a bold statement, but there are several reasons why it is true.

The morale of every member of your team impacts other team members, your patients, and over time, even your ROI. If you want your dental practice to be a success, team morale needs to be a priority.

An unhappy team are less productive.When a member of your team is unhappy in their job, they work more slowly, are less efficient, and are less likely to “go the extra mile” to ensure a great patient experience. When an unhappy team member isn’t giving a great patient experience, that patient is less likely to be a repeat patient and unlikely to refer anyone else to your practice. Over time, this could potentially cost you dozens of patients and thousands of pounds.

An unhappy team member will make other team members unhappy. When one person is feeling unmotivated, unappreciated, or disgruntled, their attitude affects those around them. Other team members are forced to work harder to compensate for the lack of productivity.

One person complaining about being unhappy can hurt the morale of every other person in your practice. What starts as a seemingly small problem can fast gain momentum if it isn’t addressed quickly and correctly.

An unhappy team member is more likely to quit. On the surface, this may seem like a good thing: take the poor attitude and low morale out of the equation. However, the cost of finding, hiring, and training a replacement can be high. Even more, the most common reason why an employee quits a job is that they feel unappreciated and/or unsupported by management. Chances are good that if one of your team feels that way, others aren’t far behind.

What You Can Do?

Overcome team morale issues with good leadership. As the dentist and owner of your practice, you are the primary person your team is looking to for leadership. Hold yourself accountable to your team for following through on your promises. Deal with conflicts as soon as they arise. Have an open door policy that makes your team feel comfortable coming to you with problems, so you can address them before they become unmanageable.

Hold regular effective team meetings and 1 to 1’s to ensure every team member understands their place in your vision for the practice. Recognise individual and team successes. Show appreciation. Ensure that you are supportive of any team member empowered to make decisions. If you need to coach them on a change in policy, do so privately to avoid undermining their authority.

You are the leader of your team. The trust, support, recognition, appreciation, and respect you give to your team is the foundation of your team’s morale. When you create a great working environment, your team morale is high. And high team morale creates a better patient experience and greater productivity, which benefits everyone. To ensure your practice thrives, make your team’s morale a priority.

Until next time
P.S To find out how we can help you grow your practice and your team get in touch today. ⁠ ⁠
Call the team on 0113 827 2249 or email Vicki@MpodTeam.Com⁠


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