Wasting Time or Making Time

Eric Vickery emphasizes time efficiency, revealing how minutes add up. Optimize schedules to make the most of every day.

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About Eric Vickery

Eric holds a degree in business administration and brings a strong business and systems approach to his consulting. His initiation into the field of dentistry was in the area of office management. He managed dental practices for over ten years and has been consulting over 250 offices nationwide since 2001.

Episode Transcript

Transcript performed by A.I. Please excuse the typos.

00:00:10:00 – 00:00:37:15

Hi, friends. Welcome to your weekly Motivational Moments with Eric Vickery, president of coaching at All Star Academy. Today, I want to talk to you about wasting time or making time. You’ve probably heard this formula that working in an office and wasting just 10 minutes a day, lost every single day, wasting 10 minutes a day, working a whole year that way.

00:00:37:17 – 00:01:03:27

Every single day. Working, working. Losing 10 minutes is the equivalent of wasting one full week that year. So when you think about how much time we waste on things, how efficient are we with our scheduling, how efficient with we are we with our time? Think about if we get an hour a day, you get an hour a day lost every single day, that becomes a problem.

00:01:04:00 – 00:01:29:22

Think about spending 20 minutes a day on social media. Most of us spend at least that. That’s two weeks per year. So losing 10 minutes of day in your schedule becomes really, really important to pay attention to. Imagine three providers losing 10 minutes a day. How can you be more efficient with your time? I want you guys to sit around as a team and say, Where are we wasting time?

00:01:29:22 – 00:01:56:05

Maybe we need to make sure that our assistance and our providers are staggering and dovetailing. Our schedules make sure we’re being completely efficient with our time. And if you’re getting cancellations, it’s just multiplying that. Here’s the math for you. One doctor working four days a week loses one hour a day to open time or inefficiency, whatever you do at about $500 per hour value.

00:01:56:09 – 00:02:29:11

Okay. Averaging it is going to equal $95,000 a year. I’ve done the math. One hygienist loses one hour a day to inefficiencies, open time cancellations four days a week at about $175 per hour is equivalent to 35 to $40000 a year. Sophia to hygienist talk about, say, 70,000 with the doctor. Now you’re at $165,000 lost per year. Just if each person does have one hour per day times four.

00:02:29:13 – 00:02:49:17

So our goal is to not only figure out how do we become efficient with our time, right, but make sure we’re not wasting time. Are we extending time when we don’t need to or being efficient? How are we making time? You make time by creating space for the doctor and provider main provider to not do more than they’re legally obligated to do.

00:02:49:21 – 00:03:05:07

You can actually invent time in your schedule if you do that. So I’m going to lay the challenge down for you guys this week. I want you to look at your schedules. I want you to look back at yesterday, on Tuesday, look back at Monday and say, where did we waste time yesterday? Where can we make time today?

00:03:05:12 – 00:03:20:21

How can we prepare better for tomorrow and make sure that our schedules are as efficient as possible? Thank you guys for joining me. I really appreciate you guys being here. Reach out if you need anything, just email us. Eric at all Star Dental Academy dot com. Take care, guys.

00:03:20:21 – 00:03:36:22

We hope you enjoyed this episode of Dental Allstars. Visit us online at all. Star Dental Academy dot com.

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