Having a vision for your practice matters
When you make the leap to practice owner, there are a many things to learn about the business side of dentistry. Now that you’re in charge, you’re expected to lead. Getting the practice from where it is today to where you want it to be is up to you. You need a vision.
Understanding a vision
Your vision is the mental picture of the future you desire. It’s the embodiment of all your hopes and dreams as they relate to your practice. It’s a snapshot of what could come to be. A vision is a single visual representation of everything you’ve always wanted. Goals, on the other hand, are measurable. They’re milestones you can hit by setting out a specific action plan and taking the steps to work through that plan.
Unifies your team
Your vision is an essential business management tool that can help everyone feel as though they are part of a greater whole. Leveraging it, you can give deeper meaning to the work your employees do, while fostering an environment where people work as a focused team to contribute to the vision.
A powerful vision can have an inspiring, motivational effect on everyone within your practice. During difficult times, your vision can pull people through, giving them energy and enthusiasm when they need it most.
A focal point
Your vision matters because it acts as the compass for all decision making. Once you know exactly where you want to go, setting short-term and long-term goals to get you there becomes easier.
Crafting a vision that does all these things isn’t easy, but it is important. Without one, your practice could be rudderless, and you’ll may never build a reality that truly matches your hopes and dreams.