Why Don’t Staff Come Forward With Embezzlement Concerns?
We have noticed an interesting phenomenon in dentistry.
When you look at all types of business in aggregate, “whistleblowers” are responsible for detecting 43% of embezzlement.
However, when you narrow the focus to just dentistry, the number drops dramatically to under 10%.
One possibility is that other staff members are unaware that one of their colleagues is up to something.
Our (admittedly non-scientific) experience suggests that this is often not the case and that the more common reason that staff with concerns do not express those concerns is that they do not feel comfortable doing so.
Our webinar series celebrates its first anniversary this month. When we started the series, dentistry was reeling from the Covid-induced shutdown. Our motivation in starting the series was to give back to a profession that has been so supportive of us.
And give we did. We opened our electronic store to attendees, developed several new “toolbox” items, and gave away a boatload of copies of my embezzlement book.
In addition to our three hosts, many Prosperident team members and some great outside guests have joined us live. We have had a lot of wisdom pass through cyberspace, some very funny moments, and the occasional technical glitch of the kind that makes your hair fall out. (The proof is in my picture above!).
If you haven’t checked out our webinars, recordings are available HERE.
Lately, we’ve had people request for audio-only content so that they can listen while driving or working out. This was a great suggestion, so we launched our podcast series. Some content is taken from webinars, and some comes from other sources. It is available through iTunes, Spotify, and other podcast hosts, and on our own website HERE.
We are pleased and humbled with our growing audience and the positive reception that we have been receiving for our material.
To repeat an offer we make in our webinars, we are happy to make ourselves available to any practice owner who wants to speak with us. Thanks for being part of our community and for letting us be a part of yours.
We are Prosperident, Dentistry’s Embezzlement Experts