Team conflict for technicians | Firstline

Team conflict for technicians

source-image
FIRSTLINE: Jun 05, 2014
Are you the bully at work? Take this quiz to find out if you need to make a change in your professional behaviors at your veterinary practice.
source-image
FIRSTLINE: May 31, 2014
When your workplace bully becomes unbearable, strike back with these tips--before the situation gets grizzly. Check out these seven species of bullies—and tips to bear down.
source-image
FIRSTLINE: Apr 01, 2014
By dvm360.com staff
Are you managing or micromanaging your veterinary team? Take this quiz to find out:
source-image
VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Nov 01, 2013
When opposite personalities collide, it can be difficult to see eye-to-eye. Look for fresh perspective on coworkers' differences to achieve harmony in your workplace.
source-image
FIRSTLINE: Sep 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
To prepare for a meeting with your veterinary team manager, write down your thoughts. State the problem in one or two sentences. Next, list two or three specific examples with approximate dates and times. Finally, offer a positive solution. "Fire Mary" isn't what most managers want to hear. Bosses want constructive steps that can help heal your team. Start your conversation with a request that respects your manager's time:
source-image
FIRSTLINE: Sep 01, 2013
I love my job but our office manager is a big problem. She's very unprofessional and rude. She has given a tongue lashing to many clients and driven them away. I and my other team members suspect that she's stolen money, and we're sick of her attitude, the disrespect to others and her laziness. We confronted the owner about our concerns. He will have brief chats with her, but it only does good for a couple of hours. Help!
source-image
FIRSTLINE: Sep 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
How can you handle smartphones in your veterinary clinic? Plus, a poem to help employees remember to keep their phone away.
source-image
FIRSTLINE: Aug 27, 2013
Huddle up and go over the day's schedule at your veterinary hospital.
source-image
VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
Dr. Michael Paul weighs in on how to handle a not-too-friendly team member.
source-image
FIRSTLINE: Jul 01, 2013
Have an awful boss at your veterinary practice? Learn how Rachael Simmons dealt with hers.
source-image
FIRSTLINE: Jul 01, 2013
Q: A team member hangs out in the kennel area on her phone and spends all her work time texting her boyfriend and Facebooking with friends. Some of the other team members and I end up working harder to pick up the slack. How can I tell the manager without sounding like I'm tattling?—Tempted to tattle
source-image
FIRSTLINE: May 01, 2013
Understand your workplace rights—whether you're a veterinary team member or manager—in four lessons from top employment attorneys.
source-image
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 15, 2013
Clinic safety expert offers four layers of protection and how to deal with confrontation.
source-image
FIRSTLINE: Feb 01, 2013
Our veterinary practice has a list of duties all team members are responsible for, but not everyone helps out. A few of us always get stuck doing all the work and staying late, and the manager chooses to ignore the issue because the team members who don't help are her cronies who always suck up and tell her she's right. There are many reasons I love my practice, and changing jobs just isn't an option right now. What can I do? —Cinderella
source-image
VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jan 09, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
She's a valuable clinical asset to your veterinary team, but is her toxic energy really worth keeping around?