Moving for your career
Each time you move into a new business environment, you GROW.
You are who you are because of the companies where you worked. If your career had taken a different pathway, you would own a different set of skills and capabilities.
- If you have worked for Stryker, you know one way.
- If you have worked for Stryker, K2M, Smith+Nephew, Kyphon and Arthrex, you know five ways.
Your stack of skills is a result of three influences:
- who you have worked with,
- what culture you have worked in,
- and the location where you worked.
Let’s look at each influence.
People – We all learn from the people who we work with mostly by osmosis. We pick up new skills and new decision-making processes. We are deeply influenced by management, our peers and mentors at each company.
Culture – We all learn about values and how things are best accomplished within a specific culture. The culture at Smith+Nephew is completely different than the culture at NuVasive. Even Zimmer and Biomet have different cultures in the same city.
Location – We all learn from the city culture where we work. Arthrex in Florida is completely different from Arthrex in Germany. Same for Smith+Nephew, Mansfield versus Austin. People in different cities work differently and make decisions differently largely based on the culture of the surrounding city.