The most effective way of managing a dental practice is with a system, not people. A system made up of policies and practices that result in effective management as well as ongoing development.
In this system dentists, management and supervisory staff are not responsible for the management of team members. They are responsible for insuring that management policies and practices are followed which includes demonstrating leadership in that regard. Team members share the same responsibility.
In this system, all team members share equal responsibility for managing themselves in accordance with agreed upon policies and systems which represents the basis of a self management philosophy.