Best of DSO Secrets: Better Business Models

Editor’s note: The DSO Secrets: Dentist Entrepreneurs Growing Dental Organizations Facebook page is a place to find resources, networking opportunities, information about upcoming industry events, and a forum to ask fellow dentist entrepreneurs questions you may have about running your business. The following was a recent discussion among DSO Secrets Facebook page members.

Alex Sanders asked: I have formulated 10 conditions of intangible motivation of modern employees that I as a CEO keep an eye on:

  1. I love what I do
  2. I have all the resources to do it (material, time)
  3. My efforts are appreciated
  4. I can clearly see the results of my work
  5. I work with people from whom I can learn
  6. I am loved and respected by my leaders
  7. My life circumstances matter for my leaders
  8. My mistakes are treated with understanding
  9. I am not given offense
  10. A positive atmosphere within my team

What else would you add?

DSO Secrets Facebook page members responded:

“Great list. You should check out Clint Pulver’s upcoming book, ‘I Love it Here’. He interviewed over 10,000 employees to find out what makes them love their jobs and want to stay. I’ve read an advance copy and it looks like it would be in alignment with your list.” – Dino Watt

“‘I am properly compensated for the job I perform.’” 

– Charles Kee

“‘I get 45% of gross production, no labs.’”  

– Richard Weber

“How about: ‘I can see a career path for me here.’ Or: ‘I see myself still working here in 5 years.’” 

– Beth Coffey Gaddis