The Drama-Free Workplace

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Reducing workplace drama starts with a foundation of psychological safety and a commitment to a gossip-free work zone

By RaeAnn Thomas, PT, DPT, MS

Drama. The truth? You love it. Oxford Languages defines drama by using the word “exciting,” and one of the reasons we find drama so interesting is our deep-rooted attraction to storytelling.1 The historical study of communication tells us that our ancestors gathered around fire and water to tell the stories of their day.

Journey Mapping Guides Your Practice Down the Right Path

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Reduce employee and customer friction for a more profitable business

By Jennifer Allen, PT, DPT

FRICTION IN BUSINESS

As you may remember from physics class, friction is anything that takes energy out of a system. When we experience friction, we must add more energy to keep things moving. Imagine riding a bike on a smooth road without much resistance, then veering off-road into sand. Sand creates excess friction, and a lot more effort is needed to keep the bike moving. Friction can have the same effect on your business.

How to Address Blind Spots Before They Create Friction in Your Team

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Tension is not something to be avoided but rather addressed

By Jenna Gourlay, PT, DPT

You value your culture and choose who you hire carefully. You do everything possible to ensure each person is the right fit. You’ve poured time, energy, and resources into the development and growth of everyone on your team. Most of the time, the team is connected and everything feels like it is going smoothly. Yet every team, no matter how cohesive, will have tension creep in at some point.

To Grow Or Not To Grow, That Is The Question

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Tips to determine whether or not to expand your practice

By Charles R Felder, PT, DPT, MBA

During my 20-plus years of owning a physical practice, I went through multiple stages of either wanting to grow and expand my company to many locations or being very content running a single office. I’ve seen this same conundrum in many of the clients I’ve had the good fortune to coach over these last 20-plus years. My experience is that most owners go through this internal struggle several times during their ownership career

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