How we learn at work ... is by working


The common definition of learning, at least as it's used at work, is insufficient.

At work:

  • Learning is a much more natural act than what it's made to be.
  • It's a much more necessary act than what it's framed to be.

Because *looks at everything* at work is constantly changing, learning is a constant act of figuring out what is happening and what to do about it, and then doing it. Learning at work is the same thing as ... working.

The "cycle" is constant: understand, plan, do; but it's hardly that linear and rarely that methodical.

We benefit when we expand our definition of learning and synchronize that definition with what we're doing when we're ... merely doing the work ... because it's learning, too.

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.

Through The Work Writing

Ideas & Inspiration

Ideas and inspiration on The Now of Work to fuel your thinking, learning, and creating. Get inspired.

Get Organized to Get Creative

Being organized is the foundation of a creative practice and creativity. Here are a series of guides to help you get organized at work. Get organized.

learning from the (Work) experts

Talented people have worked on similar problems to the problems we're now solving. Thankfully for us they've shared what they've learned. So let's learn from them.

(Personal) Professional DEvelopment

Your current role can be viewed as a platform to get better at the work you do and how you do the work. Your professional development is a you activity. Make it work for you.


Why we work the way we work is important to understand ... so we can create something better. Here's what's happening.