The enthusiasm team members exude while performing their duties is directly proportional to how enthusiastic they are about their job. Satisfying team member needs leads to job satisfaction. For team members to provide great service to patients, they must feel really great about their work and career. It is not enough for them to feel happy at work, they need to be ecstatic. They must have the urge to jump out of bed Monday mornings and yell "Thank god it’s Monday. I’m going to work!"
With that goal in mind, here are strategies to inspire team members. Encourage team members to:
How does the dentist encourage them to think this way? The dentist walks the talk. The dentist doesn’t tell them to think this way, he/she sets the example. If the dentist wants team members to be inspired about their jobs, the dentist must be inspired by their job.
After working in a job or career for 15, 20, 30 years, it is easy for it to become mundane and lose its initial attraction. The dentist needs to reinvent their career if they want to continue to succeed. As the "boss," the dentist has to show the same enthusiasm for their job as they would like the team members to show for their jobs. If the dentist feels less enthusiastic about getting out of bed Monday mornings than they used to, they should follow the above strategies themselves to rekindle their enthusiasm.