Importance of a Positive Work Environment

Last month, I wrote about the importance of providing your staff with positive feedback. To refresh your memory, when done correctly, feedback lets your staff know what they are doing right and what tasks need improvement, and is essential in an employee’s performance and growth. This week, I want to go a step beyond positive feedback and let you know why a positive work environment is important to keeping your staff – and your clinic – working at optimal performance.

A recent article on defines a positive work environment as “a workplace that promotes employee safety, growth and goal attainment.” Such an environment is important to both the clinic owner and the staff because it sets everyone up for success in the clinic by increasing productivity and promoting collaboration, as well as fostering growth and improving morale of both the individual employee and team.

Here are some ways to create a positive work environment:

  • Practice open, honest communication
  • Provide positive reinforcement
  • Encourage positive thinking
  • Create means for your staff to have a good work-life balance

Another method to ensure a positive workplace is to hire like-minded staff. If you are in the process, or about to begin that journey, of recruiting a new associate, allow me to explain how our model has a 93% success rate in bringing quality candidates to our clients within 90 days of the recruitment process.