There may be no other industry poised for more change in 2013 than that of the medical/healthcare field.
Every industry comes with its own set of unique obstacles and opportunities when change hits. But knowing how dramatic some of the changes in medicine/healthcare might be, it’s essential for professionals in this field to really understand what might be coming – and then adequately prepare to make the most of it.
I found a fantastic article titled “How Physicians Can Effectively Respond To Healthcare Changes” that I think is a great place to start.
First, it spells out some of the key changes coming, which should be invaluable for those of you working in this sector.
Second, it lays out a great strategy to responding to these changes – but what I especially love is that this strategy applies to anyone in any industry who is facing change. These action steps especially stood out to me:
- Define your objectives and priorities.
- Identify the alternatives.
- Rate the alternatives according to your objectives.
- Evaluate the top two or three alternatives.
- Make it happen.
So whether you’re in the medical field or not, I recommend you give it a read. The poignant last thought in the piece truly transcends any industry into career change advice we should all take: “Thriving in the practice of medicine in 2012 and in the future requires that you accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can, and the wisdom to know and accept the difference. It is not necessarily easy, but it is very doable.”