Not sure if your practice suffers from constipated communication? Evaluate the degree to which these "clinical signs" are present in your practice. (1 = not at all, 10 = rampant)
______Mixed messages (especially from the practice owner)
0 to 20: Excellent! You have a healthy practice.
21 to 40: Very good! You have a few areas to work on.
41 to 60: Fair. It's time to prescribe some communication cures.
61 to 80: Warning! Immediate attention to communication is needed.
Dr. Brad Swift is founder of the Life on Purpose Institute and helps professionals through writing, speaking, and coaching. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://dvm360.com/comment.