Why is communication so important in a chiropractic office?
The answer is simple. Open communication makes a practice run more smoothly. It helps everyone get along and have a good time at work.
The ability to communicate clearly with others will help you work together as a team more effectively. Use active listening skills when communicating with others. Pay attention, ask questions, summarize what you hear in your own words and paraphrase back what was said so that everyone knows their thoughts were heard and understood by all parties involved in the conversation. This will make sure that there’s no misunderstanding about what needs to happen next in order for everyone’s tasks to get done successfully!
Hearing criticism about their work.
It can be hard for team members to hear criticism about their work. Criticism is often taken as a personal attack, even though it’s often meant as constructive feedback or an opportunity to learn from mistakes. When we get defensive or feel attacked by criticism, we lose the opportunity to improve our skills and become better at our jobs.
When you notice that one of your team members is struggling with receiving feedback, try to focus on the problem, not the person who created it (unless there are safety concerns). Remember that the goal is improved communication between everyone involved so they can get better results together!
Set up team meetings.
Team meetings are a great way to communicate and build relationships, but they can also be awkward. In our team, we do this same day and same time every week plus we also have daily morning huddles.
Set up a structured meeting agenda that includes all relevant topics. This will help you keep things organized. Make sure there is an end time specified for each meeting. This ensures that everyone stays focused on what needs to be done during those 60 minutes (or whatever length of time).
These weekly staff meetings make sure that everyone is involved and knows what’s going on in the practice. It’s also a great opportunity to allow each department to be heard.
Make sure you have open communication channels.
You need to make sure you have communication channels in the workplace and this can be done through a variety of methods. In our office, we communicate in six ways: talking, notes, the use of a communication form, phone call, text message, and email.
These different ways of communication serve different purposes and they all make sure that our team works like a well oiled machine.
How do you promote teamwork in your office? Are the communication methods you currently use in the workplace been effective?