Every summer our team has an off-site 3-day strategy meeting where we get to step back and work 'on' the business, rather than 'in' the business.
It is our time where we look at the past year and celebrate our wins and also a time to reflect on what we can do to improve and grow.
We go through a variety of exercises to identify possible areas that we can expand on.
We also review our mission. Our purpose. I really feel that this mission drives us so that we are all working on the same page. We aren't just showing up for work to do our daily tasks. It is a driving force. Our reason. Our why.
Our mission is to engage and motivate dental hygienists, not only in Canada, but globally. We strive to inspire. To educate. To remind dental hygienists to continue to learn and grow in a profession we all love so much.
What we do as dental hygienists is so important. We are the foundation to facilitating overall health and can help transform so many people's lives.
Will you be taking some time with your team this summer to reflect on your practice? Do you have a mission in your practice that drives you? If you don't, perhaps now is the time to look at your why and the overall bigger picture.
You provide care and help so many.
You provide treatment and educate the public on oral health and essentially change lives globally.
What you do in your practice has a ripple effect on not only the clients within your care, but think of all your clients and the lives they touch and so on.
As dental professionals, we aren't about fixing a tooth or coming in for a 'cleaning'.
We are about improving and saving people's lives. We educate, motivate and elevate oral and overall health.
Where's that cape again?
I challenge you to have this discussion with your team and get everyone on the same page with a mission that drives you. That gives you that little extra step in your morning. You will see how much your practice will transform right from the front team all the way to the clinical team.
Thank you for reading and have a great week ahead! Please take a look below for what is coming up!
Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH ~ President of rdhu