6 ways to motivate your staff
Abstract: Many studies have noted that money typically isn’t the primary motivator for most employees. While that may be true, medical practices shouldn’t rely on it as an excuse to offer less-than-competitive salaries and benefits. Beyond the basics, though, it’s important to determine what kinds of things motivate staff. This article suggests six ways to improve and enhance employee motivation, including setting clear, achievable goals and creating a framework — whether via regular meetings or some other forum — to listen to staff ideas on how to solve problems. A sidebar explains how well-planned financial incentive programs can both motivate staff and help grow the practice.