As the role of the MSP evolves, so does the need to become more intimately involved and assertive in driving the success of the organization. There are some specific strategies I’ve found successful in elevating the profile and value of MSPs to the healthcare organizations they support.
The first step is putting yourself out there and getting involved so other professionals you work with take notice. Although the first step may seem like a big one, I would invite you to review and incorporate some of these strategies to increase your value to the team, build relationships and take a leadership role within your organization.
Introduce yourself, speak with others at meetings, and get involved in NAMSS or other work-related professional groups
Demonstrate your skills by volunteering to present or lead a team project
Convey that you’re the on-site expert regarding industry issues
Express your opinion on important topics
Practice excellent listening skills
Demonstrate flexibility and the desire to be a team player
Keep commitments to deadlines
Practice the traits of someone who has a practice, characteristic or style you’d like to emulate
Be forthright and kind, sincerity goes a long way
Remember to SMILE, it’s infectious
Building relationships takes time – that’s a fact! Incorporating just a few of these tips will get you noticed - in a good way! Professionals will seek you out, ask your opinion and want to connect with you. Consider these suggestions as building blocks; an investment in your career success.