The coming storm

I’ll be writing more about this in the ezine at the end of the month…about the coming economic storm and the effect it is going to have on UK dentistry. About solutions – what to do to prepare and ride the storm.
In the meantime…….
Two stories in the last 24 hours from dental principals, telling me how staff members have been gossiping and complaining about changes in working practices that they “don’t like”.
Well, prepare yourself for the hard line from Chris Barrow.
We are about to enter 18 months to 3 years of economic turmoil (the like of which has already been seen in Eire, where some practices are 70% down on sales and have shed staff and clinicians).
I would respectfully suggest to any staff members who have a grievance about “change” to address their concerns to the owner of the practice and not in the staff room or a local wine bar, out of ear-shot.
People are going to lose their jobs in 2012 and the ones who go first WILL BE the well-poisoners.
You have been warned.
If I am asked for my opinion on “what to do” as a business advisor, the answer will be “get rid”.
Zero tolerance.


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.