by Corporate Relations/Business Strategy and Communications Staff
When it comes to office operations, you can achieve more by doing less. By reducing the complexity and number of steps you take to operate your practice, you can get more done in a shorter time and with less effort. While no one strategy works for everyone, streamlining is helping some psychologists work smarter, not harder.
Working smarter might include delegating organizational responsibilities to your staff. If you spend six hours per week on administrative tasks and typically charge $100 per hour for your clinical services, the cost of doing the administrative tasks yourself is $600 per week.
If you delegate those tasks to an office assistant whose wages and benefits average $15 per hour and you use those extra hours to provide clinical services, you can generate an additional $510 per week. Or, you could hire a full-time office assistant (for 40 hours per week at total compensation of $15 per hour) and still break even.
Time really is money.
Below are some other tips to help streamline your practice: