What are you learning at work?


"What are you learning?" is the question at play in all the work we do.

The goal of career development is to move from jobs that anyone can do → jobs that only you can do.

— Jennifer Kim (@jenistyping) April 13, 2020

How? I see at least two distinct paths:

  • Unique job experiences
  • Unique approaches to common job experiences

Learn. Create. Share. Repeat.
That pretty much sums it up.

— Niels Pflaeging (@NielsPflaeging) September 19, 2020

Learning is as natural as breathing, and nearly as necessary.

We need to move beyond defining learning, especially at work, as just the process of gaining new skills and knowledge. Learning is work and it's because everything, as it always has, is always changing.

Work is learning and learning is the work, but it's a major shift for many pic.twitter.com/db4Jb8Wlnw

— Harold Jarche (@hjarche) September 12, 2014

When doing the work is also understood as learning, every project at work has (at least) three available questions:

  • What do you desire to learn?
  • What can you learn?
  • What should you learn?

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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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.