When you think about quiet quitting it’s really not a new phenomenon. It’s not new for employees to do the minimum and get by or disengage if there is a lack of strong leadership in the practice. The difference now is they are looking for a culture and environment they like and are not afraid of working at multiple practices until they find the right one for them. Please know this is preventable. If you have followed me for any length of time, you already know I believe there is a difference between having a true team versus employees working for you in the practice. I have not changed my mind at all, in fact, my belief in that statement has grown stronger.
The last several years have certainly been turbulent when it comes to proper staffing in your office. Not only are practices trying to hire from a smaller qualified pool of candidates, but the wise practices are also making sure new team members understand the culture and what is means to work at your practice.
When quiet quitting occurs, it means either the wrong person was hired for your practice, you felt rushed to make a hiring decision, you did not have a leadership gameplan to follow, you have not done the planning necessary to build the culture of your practice, or a combination of all of the above. Please understand it is never too late to correct this in your practice.
In today’s environment, having the leadership skills required and understanding how to coach your team is a necessity for the success of your practice. You can be proactive to stop this from occurring. It all starts with creating and executing what I call your leadership game plan.
If team turnover has occurred or you are concerned, please get in touch with me so we can create your leadership game plan. Start the new year off with less stress, team cohesion, and achieving the goals you have for yourself and your practice.