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5 Zone Checklist


Do you lie awake at night thinking about work? You try to fall asleep, but all you can think about is that empty supply cabinet or overflowing trash can. When things don’t get done, they follow you home. And don’t even get me started about the team members who leave early while everyone else has to stay late!

Everyone likes to say, “That’s not my job.” Nobody’s told to clean the instruments, so nobody does it. Your team has to know who’s responsible for what. If you don’t assign tasks, team members will waste their time distracting those who are still getting work done.

Sounds like your office needs a five-zone checklist.

Split the office into five zones. One person owns a zone, and if they finish early, they have to help clean a different zone. The five-zone checklist encourages everyone to break out of their silos and work as a team. Help everyone’s day be successful so you can walk to your cars together.

Need help building your five-zone checklist? I made a short video that’ll help you get started. Write down those tasks so you never have to repeat yourself again!

Talk next week,


Kirk Behrendt

Kirk Behrendt is a renowned consultant and speaker in the dental industry, known for his expertise in helping dentists create better practices and better lives. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Kirk has dedicated his professional life to optimizing the best systems and practices in dentistry. Kirk has been a featured speaker at every major dental meeting in the United States. His company, ACT Dental, has consistently been ranked as one of the top dental consultants in Dentistry Today's annual rankings for the past 10 years. In addition, ACT Dental was named one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States by Inc Magazine, appearing on their Inc 5000 list. Kirk's motivational skills are widely recognized in the dental industry. Dr. Peter Dawson of The Dawson Academy has referred to Kirk as "THE best motivator I have ever heard." Kirk has also assembled a trusted team of advisor experts who work with dentists to customize individual solutions that meet their unique needs. When he's not motivating dentists and their teams, Kirk enjoys coaching his children's sports teams and spending time with his amazing wife, Sarah, and their four children, Kinzie, Lily, Zoe, and Bo.