Two weeks ago I started to share some of the 8 Simple Secrets to Being Indispensable in the Dental Practice and promised more would follow.
Last week, my dear friend Jo-Anne Jones, wrote a blog about her important message and upcoming hands-on event at rdhu The Ultimate Experiential Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer Workshop.
Today, I continue on the Indispensable train!
Everyone wants to feel needed and wanted and essentially indispensable in the workplace. Heck, there are books on this topic! If you don't feel appreciated or feel that you wouldn't be missed if you left, that is not a good feeling and it is time to make a change.
Being indispensable can help your morale because you are going to enjoy your work more knowing how valuable you are to the practice. It not only makes you feel that you are contributing to something greater than yourself, but it also provides you with validation of what you do and who you are professionally.
So, we looked at being Innovative in the dental practice and I shared some ideas on innovation in the Oct. 25 On-Track Tuesday. Being innovative at work means that you contribute ideas and solutions to workplace challenges or problems. Innovators recognize when there is a need for improvement, and they use logic, reason and creativity to come up with ways to meet those needs.
If you have thought about a program or solution that you are planning, I would love to hear!
So, what is another way to be indispensable in the workplace besides being innovative? Being an implementer! We can have great ideas and share with our team but unless you are taking action to plan and launch this innovative program, it is nothing but an idea and will not become a reality.
If you are not the one to implement, perhaps partnering up with a team member who is great at implementing can be part of your strategic plan when proposing this program or solution to your team.
Unless you Assess the current state, Document, Plan, Implement and Evaluate (sounds like ADPIE?) the idea will always remain just an idea.
Have a great week ahead! Please take a look below for what is coming up!