12 Days of Tips for Speech Pathologists in Private Practice: Day 6 – Better Systems

We don’t talk enough about speech pathology systems in private practice.

“Systems” seem boring. But they free you from drudgery; give you time and energy to grow as a professional, and amplify your reach.

Good systems:

⬆️ team work.

⬇️ time 

⬆️ service quality 

⬇️ duplication and waste

⬆️ staff efficiency

⬆️ workplace safety.

Great systems:

  • connect your mission, strategy, and people goals, to operations; 
  • map workflows and clarify decision rights;
  • adapt continuously to feedback and change; 
  • support growth;
  • do not rely on willpower or mood; and
  • include redundancy and back ups for resilience.

At a minimum, we recommend systems for:

Could your systems do with an upgrade for 2022?

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Hi there, I’m David Kinnane.

Principal Speech Pathologist, Banter Speech & Language

Our talented team of certified practising speech pathologists provide unhurried, personalised and evidence-based speech pathology care to children and adults in the Inner West of Sydney and beyond, both in our clinic and via telehealth.

David Kinnane
Speech-Language Pathologist. Lawyer. Father. Reader. Writer. Speaker.

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