At Arizona Natural Health Center in Phoenix, Danite Haller, ND’s team of seven shines.
“We respect each other and know each other’s strengths and weaknesses,” she said. “I love the relationships my team members have with each other.”
Building a team of motivated and passionate critical thinkers didn’t happen instantly. From hiring well to nurturing a positive work environment, Dr. Haller provides helpful tips so you, too, can grow a team that sparkles.
Dr. Haller Shares How She Built her Dream Team:
- Start Monday morning with a 2-minute meditation followed by each team member checking in and providing a work, and sometimes a personal life, update. The entire team will know if someone needs extra support or help.
- Have your team members take the Kolbe test and DiSC Assessment. Dr. Haller and her team identified each other’s strengths and weaknesses, placing people in positions where they will naturally excel. The assessments help team members to take ownership by identifying how they work and figuring out how to best contribute to the mission.
- Foster a positive work environment by not tolerating drama or backdoor communication. Don’t allow your team members to gossip and encourage open communication. Her team is currently reading “Crucial Conversations” together – covering a chapter or two a week.
- Hire well. Every employee needs to have a connection to the mission – a connection to health. Identify that connection during the interview process, and you’ll find employees who are motivated.
- Let your team members know it’s OK to ask for help. If someone is overwhelmed, they can call a SOS. Everyone will swoop in and help in any way that they can.
- Model how to solve problems. Dr. Haller says any group of people who are together 40 hours a week will have disagreements. She strives to model best practices and sometimes will step in to make sure a crucial conversation happens.
Ally Hinrichs, Director of Operations, has worked with Dr. Haller for almost 3 years.
“The best thing about Dr. Haller is she’s really open in communication, the best way a boss should be,” Ally said. “Anytime there’s a bump or negative energy, we clean it up. I love that. I think that makes us all a lot closer, and we can work through our problems and work better together.”
If you are interested in learning more about how to foster a strong work environment, schedule a call with a FPC Coach.