Team Building Exercise #11

This exercise helps us become more self-aware and helps us focus on meeting the goals of the team instead of our individual goals. This can help us see where we are hindering the success of the team. What small shift in focus can I do to help others succeed. Exercise #11: Do something helpful for…

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Team Building Exercise #10

People don’t care what you know, it’s that you care. Earn the right to be heard. Listen more- speak less. Exercise #10: Help someone feel appreciated today in the practice.

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Team Building Exercise #9

When we engage in problem solving we look for solutions instead of blaming or trying to be “right” in a conflict. Ask yourself- Do I need to solve the problem or the problem being solved? Exercise #9: Find a solution to a problem that has been negatively affecting the dental practice.

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Team Building Exercise #8

Engage others and meet them where they are. Often we try helping others by telling them how we see things, instead we should be asking how they see things. By doing so, we begin to understand who people are, what challenges they are facing and what they need to succeed. Exercise #8: Try to see…

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Team Building Exercise #7

This exercise helps us to see the humanity of the people we engage with. “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelo Exercise #7: Let no one be irrelevant to you today.

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Team Building Exercise #6

By having the right mindset, we can help others achieve their fullest potential, build relationships and foster practice growth. Exercise #6: Praise a co-worker to others.

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Team Building Exercise #5

When we change our behaviors to compliment our team members needs we begin to focus on “our” organizational results not “my” individual results. Exercise #5: Think of and implement one change in the way you do your job that would increase your helpfulness to team members who are affected by what you do.

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Team Building Exercise #4

When we are self-focused we may see others as tools to get what we want, as obstacles that keep us from our objective or maybe they are irrelevant or we ignore them and their needs. This exercise invokes curiosity and creates a relationship that others matter like I matter. We begin to work with each…

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Team Building Exercise #3

This exercise is a great way to incorporate Co-discovery both with the team and the patients we serve. Instead of telling people what their needs are we are asking about their needs and fostering trust through listening and learning. We build bridges not walls. Exercise #3: Be a really good listener at the practice today.Talk…

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Team Building Exercise #2

It can be contagious to focus in on the things we don’t like. If we want to break the cycle of negativity, we can incorporate a simple exercise to check what comments are being shared about and with others. Studies have demonstrated that gratitude improves physical health, enhances empathy, improves self-esteem and increases mental strength.…

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