Medical Practice Growth Vs. Stress, Heavy Workload, and Productivity

Are you allowing undue stress to sabotage your medical practice growth?  If so, you need the solutions provided in this article!


Let’s face it, we all want to do well and excel in our careers.  However, is the temptation to always say “yes” getting in the way of your medical practice’s grow and success, and ultimately holding you back?

The accumulation of all these “yeses” creates anxiety and increase tension which adversely effects the work environment and eventually erodes your best employees moral.

In an excellent article, written by, titled “Stress and heavy workloads create barriers to business success as leaders struggle to be effective and ‘present’ in the moment” this very issue is explored.

According to the article, business leaders and managers in the UK are struggling to manage their emotions when dealing with teams and difficult situations.

This is a phenomena that we have seen in the US as well.  In fact, typically we see Medical practic growthit when we are asked to help a company with their marketing, either with their content or the actual campaigns themselves, and the person the task is assigned to is wearing too many hats.  Therefore, that person’s nerves are frayed, they have an overloaded agenda, and nothing gets done.

This point really needs to be driven home; business goes on, and your competitors don’t stop marketing to, and knocking on the doors of, your patients just because you company is having issues.  I would argue that there is no better time to go after you (as a competitor); because, your message is no longer crisp and attractive enough to provide a prospective client a compelling reason to choose you over every other professional in your area when your marketing person is overwhelmed and unreliable.

In the end, if the medical practice doesn’t resolve that specific issue, they never achieve the success they desire; which may be the perfect opportunity to bring in an outside professional to alleviate the employee and achieve management’s desired wishes.

According to new research by the world’s leading career transition and leadership development company Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH).

  • 67% of business leaders are struggling with stress and managing their emotions in the workplace,
  • New survey also finds 42% of managers work on autopilot, leaving them less conscious of their own thoughts and emotions.
  • According to the research, 84% of senior managers – including business owners and directors – feel the need to curb their emotions and natural behaviour in the workplace. This raises crucial questions about whether leaders are able to lead in an emotionally intelligent and mindful way.

This new focus on curbing emotional instincts is particularly acute in junior manager roles, with over 90% of junior managers reporting that they hold back their true feelings when dealing with colleagues.

They suggest that the business owner align expectations and communicate effectively to mitigate aggravation and ultimately flight risk.  Build confidence in the change process and the organization’s goals. Empower leaders, teams and employees to embrace and accept change, and continue performing at high levels.

Also, they feel that management should develop the individual leaders, teams, and culture to successfully execute your business strategy — now and in the future.

LHH recommends that an organization incorporates manager and employee training with sustainability coaching to ensure engagement and workforce productivity.

Nick Goldberg, Managing Director, LHH said:  “Today’s leaders are under pressure. The need to drive businesses forward, hitting their financial targets and manage teams and individuals effectively is a tough balancing act. This new research shows the weight of emotional pressure leaders are under and the potential impact this can have on their effectiveness and the success of their business.

This is why at Lee Hecht Harrison we are launching the new Mindful Leader for their new venture 21st Century programme. The three modular programme addresses the issues of stress, authenticity and emotional intelligence in the workplace to help build the leaders we need in our changing world.”

This is a very insightful article; to read the entire piece, simply click here.

Finally, feel free to ask your most important questions regarding the development of your marketing success, in order to ultimately have that success develop your medical practice’s growth.


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