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Team building for technicians

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FIRSTLINE: Jul 14, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
Even if you try to regularly thank your team for a job well done, people still enjoy a few minutes of solely hearing praise. In this exercise, you can learn more about how team members view themselves in contrast to how their fellow teammates view them. It's all positivity--no calling out weaknesses--making it fun for all involved.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 14, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
As Stuart Smalley would say, "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!" Since most of us don't get out of bed each morning repeating this phrase, let your teammates remind you with this activity.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 14, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
This activity helps stimulate team members to enact the old adage "treat others as you like to be treated." Each member of the team takes a few minutes to list possible ways they would finish the sentence, "I like it when people are ..."
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 14, 2015
Try these boredom busters to bring the fun back to your team training meetings.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jun 17, 2015
Don't throw them in and hope they swim. Share with your new client service representative or veterinary technician just how great their new colleagues, their new training program and their new practice really is. It all starts with a great first day ...
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FIRSTLINE: Jun 10, 2015
Are you a misunderstood member of the youth culture or a frustrated manager? Learn how to work together in harmony. (Hint: Millennials want more than a paycheck.)
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FIRSTLINE: Jun 10, 2015
The contagion: Cliques. These groups of employees seem to band together for their common good—not to be confused with the common good of the veterinary practice.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jun 05, 2015
Team members became more flexible and supportive of each other.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: May 14, 2015
Younger DVM's advice focuses on daily interactions, while semi-retired owner looks at the bigger picture.
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FIRSTLINE: May 07, 2015
Moods: They set the tone for practice success or failure. Here’s how to hire, and hone, those moods for the better
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FIRSTLINE: Mar 12, 2015
Use these three tips to improve your workday today.
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FIRSTLINE: Dec 15, 2014
By dvm360.com staff
Check out this countdown of the 10 most-read articles of the year, including texts from your veterinary clinic cat, 15 things you'd never say in practice and more.
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FIRSTLINE: Dec 01, 2014
You’re set to make big changes to improve your dental program. One teensy problem—you’ve got to face your stick-in-the-mud team member who resists change.
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FIRSTLINE: Nov 01, 2014
Use these checklists and advice to learn what motivates your team—and what gets their back up. Hint: You can copy these lists and leave them on your boss’s desk.
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FIRSTLINE: Nov 01, 2014
Sheila Grosdidier counsels a team member battling low team morale.