When I go to a doctor’s office for any reason, I can usually guess what their fun factor is by the way the staff greets me, attends to my needs, and sends me on my way. Have you taken the temperature of your office recently? Daily?
When I was a practice administrator, this was the time of the year that I started planning our holiday party. The staff was pretty much equally divided on who wanted it in December and who was too busy and wanted to extend it into January or even February when it is a LONG way before another holiday. Some of the best parties were when we all sat around a big table, once in a while eating family style. We tended to alternate between December and January – especially as our group diversified and we celebrated different traditions.
Julie Guethler, MGMA of Greater St. Louis President