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Why Bonus Plans Don’t Work (Nov 2021)


I will be talking about the pros and cons of dental bonus plans. Dentists are more eager than ever to retain their staff which means they are offering higher levels of compensation to their employees. Unfortunately, many institute bonus plans as a way to increase motivation and retention, while supposedly controlling costs.

But these bonus plans often backfire. This is not surprising, because research done by social scientists over the last 60 years shows that money is not a great motivator and in fact, surprisingly has a negative impact on performance. Even worse, bonus plans in a dental office can be unethical.

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“As an Office Manager, I’ve seen a great difference in my practice since starting with Sharyn. Three years ago our staff was in turmoil with a lot of infighting and gossip and some jealousy directed towards me.

I had given up because everything I did was judged. Now I have learned to have more one-to-one communication and by being more vulnerable with individuals I found my leadership voice. As a team, we’re all focused on the same goals.

Last year, in August we produced $88,000. This year we’re on track to produce $111,000 this month. I know it’s because we learned how to follow through with patients and communicate our expectations while building our systems.

Sharyn has gotten us out of our comfort zone and inspired us to dream bigger and it works.”

–Sharon St Pierre, Sperbeck Dental Care

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