It's time for your bi-annual dentist appointment. What determines how many cavities you have?
It's Wednesday, your weekly weight management group is meeting. What's the key to maintaining or loosing weight?
In all cases, your actions BETWEEN events determines your focus, your current state and your potential for ongoing success. Performing those actions as planned, diligently, ensures you stay on a course of action aimed at achieving your goals. Even though we are all responsible for our actions in-between the meetings, appointments and group sessions, sometimes we need support. Great organizations have figured out that when they help people stay on track, between "events", they become valued organizations. When organizations are valued, people count on them more and more and everyone benefits.
When managers support staff efforts between weekly operational meetings, they demonstrate compassionate and proactive leadership. By supporting staff needs, they are not devaluing staff contributions, they are supporting their growth and ensuring the staff's value by aligning all actions to the organizational mission.
When dentists connect patients with products and services to help them maintain dental health between visits, patients become more involved in their own dental health. Appointment reminders, phone calls and post cards raise the level of importance of preparing for the appointment (and showing up).
Weight management groups have learned that peer to peer support between meetings is key to raising the success rate of clients. That support ensures people experience success and keep coming back.
Now lets discuss Music lessons. The question is, "What do we do to support and encourage progress between lessons?" Most of us have experiences to draw on from organizations that support our needs. I'll toss out a few to get our conversation going.
Ways to support musical growth between lessons.
- Check in with students between lessons.
- Distribute supportive, informative and educational information to students between lessons.
- Create a "support line" to respond to student questions between lessons.
- Regularly supply information to students and parents regarding beneficial external products and services.
- Ensure goals are clearly communicated during lessons.
How do you ensure student success between lessons? Do you use the web? Social Media? Online tools? Software?