The need to build a culture of excellence by inspiring physical therapists to reach their full potential is increasing. One study claims that 80% of health care professionals feel prevented from reaching their full potential. These professionals think they have more to offer their employers. Physical therapists must reach their full potential, while employers need to invest more resources into furthering their therapists’ professional development. Here are ways to build a culture of excellence with your therapists.
Give Others Recognition
Who does not like a compliment? Compliments go a long way. It would help if you built up your PTs with well-timed reinforcement and recognition. It can help them feel better by boosting their confidence and self-worth.
Therapists often feel bogged down by stress and anxiety, sometimes because they do not believe in themselves or their skills. Take the time to acknowledge their worth.
Show Contagious Enthusiasm
Enthusiasm is a powerful persuader. It motivates us to pursue dreams and goals with confidence. It is very contagious, too, as it encourages those around you to adopt the spirit. To inspire your PT team, cultivate and share a positive mental attitude. Be enthusiastic about work, life and relationships.
To have a culture of excellence, you must be consistent with your values, actions, words and treatment of others. Use it as a tool for self-improvement. Stand by your beliefs and values and try to live honestly and straightforwardly.
For positive change, ensure leadership is transparent and fair. Be empathetic and help increase job satisfaction. As a leader, you must demonstrate to your staff that mental, emotional, and physical health is more important than work output. There is no therapy work that is worth sacrificing one’s health for.
Gratitude can be a mechanism for positive change. Practicing gratitude reminds us of those things that serve, nourish and support us. Practicing gratitude is contagious and when you practice it, your therapists might also practice gratitude. Inspire others with your attitude of appreciation.
Establish Goals and Achieve Them
Inspire team members by setting a goal and doing everything you can to achieve that goal. Achieving goals demands both self-discipline and dedication to one’s passions. Use this trait to empower your therapists.
Passion powers our plans into action. It is the passion that gives us energy and pushes us forward. Having a powerful drive for success can be an example for employees. Passion can promote productivity in the clinic while helping your team share a vision.
The team at myPTsolutions understands therapy. We have 36 years of experience managing departments and working as therapists. We offer staffing and networking services for physical, occupational, and speech therapists and therapy assistants. We can serve you with excellence and dedication.