Create the conditions for you and your team(s) to use your expertise

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The Transforming

In The Transforming—the always-happening, always-unfolding state of change in your job ... as a result of (big) market forces (meaning no organization can stop them)—there's a strategy we can use to navigate our reality, no matter our position on the org chart:

Create the conditions for you and your team(s) to use your expertise.

It's a simple prescription for the complexity in which we work.

And it's a straightforward principle, supported by several truths (and likely more) that are (more often than not) rejected by the status quo:

  • Everyone has the capacity to be an expert, and frankly, already is
  • The people doing the work and closest to the customer have the most expertise in that particular situation
  • Situational awareness (and along with it: situational adaptability) is more important than sticking to the plan
  • Using expertise, and sharing expertise, allows people to develop more expertise, and on and on
  • Not everyone can be an expert on everything, so we must rely on each other to share expertise when needed
  • Natural management methods are available (as opposed to the many synthetic methods in use today) to guide how we work and the actions we take so "needing" (and waiting for) a manager's approval (and non-expert opinion) isn't required, no matter what surprises may come

Through The Work is a creativity 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 make develop a creative practice to do your best work.

Oh, and pep talks! Get a pep talk when you need one: big day, bad day, or any day at all. Text me at 646-450-2465 or send me a note.

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