Team Building Exercise #61

Conflicts happen when we have an actual or perceived difference regarding needs, values or interests between team members. If you ask most people, they say they do not like conflicts, but the truth is most people value problems more than solutions and conflict more than resolution. When we are in conflict we collude with others…

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Team Building Exercise #60

We get into the habit for saying “thank you” to everything. It becomes a reaction instead of an interaction. We forget to call out specific things. We stop identifying the real qualities we appreciate about the person or relationship. We become generic with our gratitude and important details- the building blocks of genuine relationships are…

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Team Building Exercise #59

It is easy to get siloed in our day to day activities and not see the needs of others. When we see others we move from a state of being selfish to selfless. Today’s exercise explores the benefits of giving. Kindness is a behavioral response of compassion and actions that are selfless. It prescribes to…

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Team Building Exercise #58

Gratitude has many benefits in our life. It can lead to increased happiness, better health, deeper relationships and increased productivity. Gratitude increases self-esteem and makes us less self-centered. With gratitude we build relationships with intention and authenticity. When we are grateful towards each other, we motivate future acts of support in return and encourage like-minded…

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Team Building Exercise #57

This exercise helps the team see what the patient sees and helps us move from a show and tell perspective into collaborative care. When we seek the perspective of the patient we move from a model of needs-based care to relationship-based patient-centered care. Many of us jump right into diagnosis before we really understand what…

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Team Building Exercise #56

This exercise will work on being an active listener as we engage in our work and move toward the process of Co-discovery. Engaging is about connection. The safer people feel the more they engage. It is about the experience of being heard and seen. Listening is the avenue for empathy and foundation for building trust.…

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Team Building Exercise #55

The benefits of team volunteering are numerous. By helping others, you’re helping yourself improve as a person. Giving back creates the opportunity to help make change in a community, work towards creating unity in the team and empowering your own self-worth. You’ll gain a huge sense of achievement as a group by becoming part of…

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Team Building Exercise #54

Many of us struggle with finding time to set goals and our day suddenly fills up and we find at the end of the day we left some of the most important items left undone. Frustrating isn’t it? This exercise helps us to prioritize the most important tasks that need to be accomplished. We call…

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Team Building Exercise #53

We all have challenges in our lives and in dentistry. Most of these require change and most importantly transformation. What is the difference between change and transformation? Change uses external influences to modify actions and achieve desired results.Transformation uses internal influences to modify our values and beliefs so actions become more authentic and sustainable. Unlike…

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Team Building Exercise #52

A quick exercise that you could do as an individual or a team to bring more clarity of your role in organizational/practice change or conflict. Before you begin the next challenge or task, do the following:Ask how would we act out our role if we were only focused on our needs?Then ask:How would we respond…

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