Ringing in the new year is symbolic of a fresh, new start. It begs the inevitable question: “What’s your new year’s resolution?”.
Whether you believe in resolutions or not, the new year is the perfect time to take a step back and take stock of your pharmacy. It’s easy sometimes to fall into routine and put off making necessary changes – but it’s never too late to turn things around.
This year, get a head start on your goals for the start of the new decade. Here are some ideas to get your brainstorming started:
…Well it’s time to take the first step. Nope, no more excuses.
No matter how big or small, hold yourself accountable for making it happen in the new year. Have you been wanting to add a new service to your pharmacy? Do you need to revamp your marketing strategy? Are you hesitant to dive into eCare plans? Don’t hold yourself back any more!
Set it into motion by letting your team know the goal. Outline a plan together and take the first small step towards making it happen. It will bring your team closer together and the hard work will be worth it in the end.
Be realistic and set SMART goals that you will actually be able to track progress towards.
For example, instead of just saying “I want to get more patients on med sync” – make a more specific goal such as “I want to double the amount of patients we have on med sync by the end of the spring”.
Roden-Smith Pharmacy did just that, except in only a month and a half. How did they do it? The power of staff buy-in. Read their story to see how you can start your own team initiative to reach the goals you put in place.
With so many features and functionalities within your PioneerRx software, there is always room for improving your workflow. Find the areas in your workflow that are lacking or taking up more time than they should be. Make it a goal to learn a new shortcut or automation technique to enhance your productivity.
At the end of the day, you and your team will only be as efficient as the working environment allows. Fostering a positive, encouraging atmosphere will boost staff productivity and staff morale.
Find new ways to hold each other accountable and track your goals as a team. Celebrate the small victories and push each other to keep growing every day.
Enter this new year with a new mindset and new goals. Make it a great 2020!