If you follow some of the online orthodontic forums you may be left with the impression that the sky is falling and the end of orthodontics as we know it is near at hand. There is no question that the state of orthodontics is evolving. As more consolidation occurs within the orthodontic space many orthodontists are becoming fearful for their future. As is often the case in life we often do ourselves a disservice when we resist change and defend our paradigm. Defining your office’s mission and culture can be one of your greatest assets while navigating our ever changing environment. With the right perspective and attitude challenges can be turned in to opportunities.
1. Articulate the value of defining a mission and vision for their team
2. Understand how the culture of their office impacts their success
3. Define alignment and how it drives progress