Managers: Take action

Managers: Take action

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Oct 01, 2009

Before you can help your team work together more cohesively, you must gain their respect and trust in you as a leader. To do this, you must build a relationship with each employee. Start by:

1. Observing team members' interactions, including the veterinarians'

2. Holding one-on-one meetings with each employee, including veterinarians

3. Setting staff-wide meetings as well as small-group huddles

For specific, practical ideas about ways managers can help bring each "us vs. them" group together, click here.

Debbie Allaben Gair, CVPM, is a Firstline Editorial Advisory Board member and owner of Bridging the Gap in Sparta, Mich.

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

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The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

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A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

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Enriching geriatric patient's lives (Proceedings)

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Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

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