When conflict festers and communication is angry or chilled, patients, clients and team members suffer. If you don’t believe it’s true, you’re in the minority in veterinary practice. Look at the numbers, thoughts from your colleagues in the survey, and insights from our resident emotional intelligence guru Shawn McVey, MSW.
Short answer? Maybe. In triangulated communication, one person in the veterinary practice refuses to talk to another, forcing a third person (read: manager) to serve as a go-between. Let's take a look at data from the 2017 dvm360 Toxic Teams Survey to see how managers address toxic team environments.