HEY! Let me be the first to welcome you to The Transforming—the always-happening, always-unfolding state of change in your job, and the continuing result of mountains of market forces wayyyyy beyond our control.
Partly because of how those forces have changed healthcare and partly because of an outdated approach to working in the world those forces have created—how we work is mismatched with reality.
This mismatched approach creates friction, perhaps friction you’ve become acutely familiar with: burnout, frustration, busyness, anxiety, and the like.
and you should share these next frictions with your boss
—this mismatched approach is the cause of too-slow change, too-siloed work, and too-much or too-little of whatever else is getting in the way.
While we’ve spent our careers thinking work takes place in an environment similar to a football field, work is actually happening in something more like the Rocky Mountain wilderness, where there isn’t a scoreboard, or an opponent, or even a rulebook for that matter.
That means how we’ve learned to organize, manage, and do the work is perfectly matched for a world that no longer exists. And yet still we must perform in the world that does.
So I’ve (hi, I’m Drew and I work in healthcare too) created the newsletter TRAINING DEPT. to help healthcare pros like you develop the skills, attitudes, and point-of-view for this mismatched world of work we haven't been trained for.
And when you sign-up, I’ll deliver a get-started guide to the Work Workout, a talent development framework you can use to propel your professional success in the swirl of The Transforming.
Through The Work is a talent development studio for healthcare pros embracing The Transforming—the always-happening, always-unfolding state of change in your job ... and using it to make more of the change you know should be happening, happen.
The Transforming is the most important professional opportunity of our careers—one that will lead to new job opportunities, real change, and a transformed industry for all of us and everyone else.
My name is Drew Weilage and I work in healthcare, too. At Through The Work I help people like you with the ideas, skills, and attitudes to do your best work.
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