“High Level” Defined: What it Means and How to Keep Your Business Operating at That Level
As a healthcare business owner, staying away from day-to-day operations can be difficult. If you are getting bogged down in everyday tasks, you can’t focus on the big picture of your business, which can hinder your success. So, let’s start by discussing what operating at a high level means, how to get there, and most importantly, how to stay there.
What is High Level in Business?
High level means you are looking at things from the highest level of your business. When you look at initiatives, goals, processes, and growth from a high level, you aren’t getting bogged down in the details of each thing. High-level decision-makers in a business are generally those involved in decision-making due to ownership, costs, resources, and long-term effectiveness.
How Do You Operate at a High Level?
If you aren’t operating at a high level yet, it can be stressful to get yourself there. However, there are several things you should achieve first.
3 Ways to Take Your Healthcare Business to the Next Level:
Build your team
Build a Strong Team
When bringing on employees, it’s crucial to hire a strong team that is aligned with the vision of the business. While it can take a lot of time, hiring quality people who feel encouraged to be innovative and help improve things will bring you and your business to the next level.
Surround yourself with team members who have different skill sets, are trustworthy, and work well together. As you build out this team, you will become more confident in delegating things, allowing you to begin operating at a high level.
Utilize Your Teams Genius Zone
Each team member will have a unique skillset that highlights their strong assets. That is their genius zone. By focusing on the strongest skills your team members have, you can run your healthcare business seamlessly and efficiently.
If things are working as expected (or better!), you can continue functioning at a high level and planning your exit strategy. By working smarter, not harder, you will continue to run an efficient wellness business.
Learn How to Prioritize and Stay Focused
It can be easy to get distracted by the day-to-day operations as a healthcare business owner. If you are trying to operate at a high level, it’s crucial to learn how to prioritize the needs of your business.
Prioritizing increases your team’s productivity, allowing you to focus on the big picture and larger-scale initiatives. If your team members can’t see your vision or aren’t sure what to prioritize, they end up wasting valuable time on the clock and are not working towards the overall goal of your business.
How to Stay High Level
While many factors can help you continue to operate at a high level, there are a few standouts that are crucial. Start by knowing your direct competitors and where you stand in your market and talk to them. Don’t be afraid to learn from them and challenge yourself.
Next, focus on your personal growth. If your healthcare business is growing, you should be, too. Stay proficient in your skills, but don’t be afraid to learn new ones. By focusing on yourself, you will continue to level up and bring your business along with you.
Finally, hold yourself accountable. Whether writing every challenge, lesson, and goal down in a private place or sharing them with your team, so you are all aligned, accountability is so important for keeping you on track to achieve your business goals.
If you aren’t sure what level you are operating at or need assistance getting yourself to the next level, reach out to me today. As a healthcare business coach, I can ensure you take all the necessary steps to succeed.
-Dr. Jennifer Bonde