The work environment of your practice affects not only your employees but also your patients. Basically, it’s a trickle effect. And you’ve probably heard the expression, “A happy employee is a productive employee,” and this often rings true. Moreover, that happiness will be extended to the patients, which means more return patients for you. So how do you create a better work environment? Brand Chiro has some tips!

Create Open Communication Lines

Think about it before you became a chiropractor. Did you have a job where you just dreaded even stepping foot in the place? Was it because of employees who were too wrapped up in “drama?” Or was it because you had a boss you rarely saw? You know, the type who hides in an office all day? The bickering among employees, the rumors, the good employees carrying the bad, and other workplace conflicts often stems from poor management. 

You, however, can change that in your practice by creating an environment where employees aren’t afraid to openly discuss policies. Don’t hide in your office with the door shut! Instead, have an open-door policy where your employees feel welcome and safe to share with you. 

Reward Good Behavior

Employees won’t work to their full potential if they gain no recognition for working hard. Far too often, the hard-working individuals carry all the weight and are expected to perform at their best at all times. In some cases, they’re even the ones getting reprimanded when they can’t work any more overtime because they just want to see their children. 

Therefore, it’s vital to give your employees something to let them know how well they’re doing, even if it’s just calling them into your office to let them know how much they mean to you or acknowledge that they did something that was above and beyond in your eyes. 

Other ways to recognize good behavior could mean giving an additional raise, a larger yearly bonus, or a gift card. Start having an employee of the month who receives their picture and praise on a board that everyone can see. 

Have Employee Appreciation Days 

Your employees work hard to keep your practice running. You couldn’t do it without them. If you’re not always letting them know you regularly appreciate them, they may not realize you value their dedication and diligence. You can show them how much they mean to you by having appreciation days. Maybe, you could have lunch catered or order pizza every now and then, for instance. 

Address Problems When Necessary 

It’s easy for a boss to sit and listen to an employee and merely agree and sympathize. Your employees deserve more than that, though. They need a boss who’ll act as “the middleman” and address the issues so there are no ongoing conflicts or hard feelings among co-workers.  

Schedule Team-Building Exercises

Team-building exercises give your employees a chance to get to know one another outside of the workplace. You could host games or book activities off site, such as an escape room. On the other hand, you could hold routine workshops where everyone has an opportunity to learn how to communicate effectively with one another.  

Improve Your Practice’s Patient Flow 

Busy employees don’t have time to fret over what their co-workers are doing. Therefore, you must keep your practice’s patient flow increasing and continuing. Moreover, when you have patients all the time, you won’t have to cut hours. 

Fortunately, you may reach out to Brand Chiro to increase your patient load and ensure you have enough patients now and in the future. We offer services, such as chiropractic web design and social media for chiropractors, among various other chiropractic marketing services. 

Keeping your employees happy can be the difference between running a prosperous practice and owning a barely thriving one. While you can take steps on your own to improve your practice’s atmosphere, Brand Chiro can further help you with our chiropractic web design, social media for chiropractors, and other chiropractic marketing techniques. 

Book a call with Brand Chiro using our online form. You could also call us at 678-562-7893.