To Retreat or Not to Retreat? Eight Tell-Tale Signs

Not everyone can commit the time or financial investment required for a full planning retreat.  However, depending on your situation, you may not be able to afford NOT to.  At least not if you want to survive in today’s tumultuous environment. So, how do you know when it’s time to hold a retreat to think strategically about your practice and its future?  Here are eight telltale signs:

  1. You’re working harder and making less money than you used to.
  2. Your colleagues are opting for early retirement or changing careers or considering career alternatives.
  3. You’re losing patients.
  4. You aren’t getting your share of new patients in the marketplace.
  5. You’re spending more time on paperwork than patient care – or at least it seems that way.
  6. You’re experiencing high turnover in staff and spending more and more time on recruiting, training and retraining.
  7. You’re thinking about reorganizing your practice.
  8. It just isn’t fun anymore.