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A Family Dentist: Balancing Work and Home Life

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A Family Dentist: Balancing Work and Home Life

Professionals in many industries sometimes struggle to efficiently balance their work and home life, but the work demands of a busy dental practice owner can make it almost impossible to balance a ‘normal’ family life.

This is the case for both men and women, who can easily become tied down by necessary work tasks if they fail to effectively delegate work and refine their time management skills. We’ve explored some of the ways you could change your everyday schedule to help shift your work/life balance.

We’ve explored some of the ways you could change your everyday schedule to help shift your work/life balance.

Delegating Work

Although a desire to keep costs down can prevent you from hiring new staff, occasionally the decision to do so can actually save you money, and time. The addition of new dentists, receptionists and dental nurses can help to spread work and make workloads feel more manageable for everyone. This ultimately helps staff to complete their tasks faster and enables each professional to completely focus on the tasks they have been given, rather than being concerned about a heavy workload and missing family commitments for work.

This ultimately helps staff to complete their tasks faster and enables each professional to completely focus on the tasks they have been given, rather than being concerned about a heavy workload and missing family commitments for work.

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Managing Admin

For dental practice owners, admin can be some of the most demanding tasks. Not only is admin often considered dull and time-consuming, but it can easily spill over into family time if not properly managed. Although some dentists complete extra admin at home, this act will fail to help both family and dentist feel as though they are enjoying proper family time, and can result in a lack of balance.

Thankfully there are many ways dental practice owners can manage admin, including making use of admin tools and hiring admin workers to complete the tasks they have been trained to excel at. Accountants, highly skilled receptionists and IT professionals are ideal additions to a busy dental surgery if you’re struggling to complete all your admin tasks solo.

Planning Ahead

If you have a special family occasion coming up or you’d like to book a holiday with your loved ones, the only way to avoid stress and concern is to ensure you plan ahead. Booking time away in advance, and finding reliable and qualified cover, will ensure your business continues to run smoothly while you take time out for your family.

It’s also important to plan ahead with your work life and ensure you effectively manage your business, qualifications and conferences to keep all aspects of your practice ticking over. Make sure all members of staff and family members are aware of your schedule as far in advance as possible so they can juggle other important events around your important commitments.

 

“Delegate Down, So You Can Rise Up” If we can assist your dental practice by managing the growth and marketing aspects, then delegate to us in return for life and freedom. A good deal!

Call us now on 0330 133 0635 or email us at info@thecreativecomposite.co.uk, to get yourself unstuck!