As a professional in the game, i would love to understand how you all manage the pressure of keeping up with the tsunami of information that comes out from so many channels !
I know i feel like i am always chasing my tail so would love to hear how you “manage this” and “assimilate it” and how and when this is done by yourselves … randomly, ad hoc, planned, phased, coordinated ..
Looking forward to the responses !
The hardest part I have found is retaining the information that comes when I don’t actually need it but I know will be useful.
I have created a wiki for myself and I am now pretty assiduous about putting documents, notes about recommended suppliers and solutions and other useful tidbits onto it. Having everything in one place, sorted and curated has made an enormous difference to my working practice.
Love the question, very important one that I hear people asking about everywhere. Both how to keep up with development to manage work here and now, but also how to ensure to develop personally for the long term to remain relevant; to remain in the game.
Personally I spend a lot of time on Linkedin and attend events/webinars, but I also have the luxury of talking to customers, prospects and partners on a daily basis – for me that is most valuable. I learn something new in each and every case!
Over time we work out who the good guys and lassies are, who you can trust to give a balanced view. I have as it were a few people on ‘quick dial’
There is no way we can keep up with all the changes.
Working in health…. not only is there a changing landscape almost on a daily basis, new legislation, proliferation of guidance and best practice (even that is open to interpretation) and local priorities.
I see things on social media of interest, i copy the link and send it to myself via email…. with the intension of reading it later.
I follow key people on LinkedIn to stay up to date. Especially those who make things simple.
and Tash that is exactly what you do and you are one of my sources ! Thanks 🙂