I know the people who have the “small company mindset”.

This is pure pattern recognition. I have watched effective and ineffective people in small ortho companies for decades.

Some people are wired for small companies and startups (maybe 5%).

Some people aren’t (maybe 95%).

Working in a small orthopedic company can be both a challenging and rewarding experience. The key to success in this type of environment is to have a “roll up your sleeves” and “get things done” mentality. You will be required to wear many hats and take on a wide range of responsibilities, so it is important to have flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work well in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.

In a small company, you will need to take chances, try new things, and use guerrilla tactics to get ahead. With limited resources, you will need to be creative and resourceful in order to achieve success. It’s important to remember that in a small company, you will be given the opportunity to make a big impact.

In a large, organized company, there may be more structure and defined roles and responsibilities. A focus on following procedures, adhering to company policies, and working within a hierarchy may be more important. In a large company you have to “not screw up”.

In conclusion, working in a small orthopedic company can be both challenging and rewarding. By understanding the unique challenges and opportunities that this type of environment presents, you will be better equipped to navigate them and achieve success.

Are you built for a career in Big Ortho or Startup Ortho?