DE's Business Lab: Is blood thicker than embezzlement?

Jan. 26, 2022
We may love our staff members, but it's not the best idea to liken them to family. But then, what if your staff is your family? And what if they aren't entirely honest with you?

While we may feel close to many of them, we can never lose sight of the fact that staff is not really family. Staff members often believe their dentist-bosses are overcompensated, and this can lead them to rationalize stealing from you, explains David Harris, CEO of Prosperident, the embezzlement experts.

This leads me to ask the question, what if your team is your family? David shares a story about a dentist whose spouse was his office manager, and how that turned out for him. It all circles back to—we need to diligently look out for ourselves.

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