Harnessing Internet potential to build a community for dentists
- Quote: to follow the path that others have laid before you is a reasonable course of action; therefore, all progress is made by unreasonable men.
- DentalTown is the type of entrepreneurial organization which fosters and encourages collaboration and individual and/or group innovation.
- There is a great advantage in giving dentsits the capabilities that DentalTown gives its members, such as file sharing and peer-to-peer learning: “The point of the matter is that by joining in conversations and finding like[-minded] individuals, by joining various groups for discussion, and by being assisted in identifying apps/software or purchasing issues, or upgrading your software systems or practice management, […] you are not reliant solely on a sales-rep that is there to sell you by competitive analysis. You have the benefit of people who have been in the trenches.”
- Organizations, such as CDA should be looking at: Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing.
- Forming: Getting the professional team together and watching the leaders emerge.
- Storming: members of the profession figure out what their roles are and begin to balance the “me” with the “we.”
- Norming: the team tackles one goal and shares a mutual plan at each stage.
- Performing: team leadership is competent, autonomous and will be available and able to work throughout whatever issues/problems.
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