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Team building for technicians

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VETTED: Apr 20, 2016
You’re a good person. Your team members are good people. Clients ready to pick a fight don’t have to bring down your whole veterinary practice’s mood. Get some perspective, laugh about it, and get through it.
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FIRSTLINE: Mar 24, 2016
Two practice management consultants serve up a heaping helping of advice for a credentialed technician struggling in a practice that’s turned a blind eye to an abusive and unlicensed technician who may be pushing the boundaries of the credentialing laws in their state.
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Nationwide: Dec 24, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
Your veterinary team knows all about the health of your patients, but what about the health of your veterinary practice? In this Team Meeting in a Box, you'll look at the condition of your financials and your operations and then treat them with new ideas and strategies.
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FIRSTLINE: Sep 23, 2015
OK, nothing really beats a box of kittens, but free team training is almost as nice—just a little less furry (and it doesn’t shed).
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FIRSTLINE: Sep 18, 2015
One of the veterinary technicians is super territorial and bossy, and I’m so sick of her I’m ready to quit! What can I say to my boss to help her see this Super Tech is ruining our team?
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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