Learning Programs for a Hybrid Workplace
Dr. Jordan Sudberg is a pain management specialist recently interviewed by CareerCast.com. Dr. Sudberg discusses his thoughts on how educators can build learning programs for a hybrid workplace and outlines the three main lessons he has learned about what it takes to succeed in his field: passion, knowledge, and discipline. According to Dr. Sudberg, recent job postings and studies highlight the need for job candidates who are highly trained in their fields but also possess a strong desire to learn more. Dr. Sudberg mentions that a growing trend, which has become an issue in the healthcare industry and beyond, is the rate of workers who lack the skills they need to compete in the workplace.
How Educators can Build Learning Programs for a Hybrid Workplace
The first lesson that I’ve learned in my career is passion. When you want something so bad, it doesn’t matter what you study; you’re going to get out of bed at 5 a.m. and fly through school work. I learned quite extensively in college, and there were certain things that I wouldn’t say I liked that I would have liked more if I had been able to put more time into them, but once we got into the actual clinical setting with patients and started seeing patients, we couldn’t stop. It was a very intense experience, and once we decided this was what we wanted to do, it brought us back again the next day.
The second thing, I would say, is knowledge. You have to have the fundamentals down before you can get into more advanced studies. It’s like a building—you’re not going to put a penthouse on top of a foundation before you start building the house. You need to know what you’re studying and why it’s important, and once you learn that, you can take more time with your passions and explore those things as well.
The third thing that I’d say is discipline. People in these careers need to know they have a certain field. You can’t just say, “I’m not going to school today.” No—you need to get up, and you need to work. You have somebody who pays you for what you do, so you need to pay them back in terms of showing up, being on time, and doing your job. So that’s the third thing that I would say is discipline.
I think the fourth thing is initiative because a lot of times, you’re going to be given projects, and you have to know how to start them. You can’t just sit back and expect somebody else to tell you what needs to be done. I think that’s a big part of it.
Dr. Jordan Sudberg is a pain management specialist recently interviewed by CareerCast.com. Dr. Sudberg discusses his thoughts on how educators can build learning programs for a hybrid workplace and outlines the three main lessons he has learned about what it takes to succeed in his field: passion, knowledge, and discipline. He was nominated for this article by CareerCast.com, the recommendation made by the Greater New York City chapter of the AFT (American Federation of Teachers), based at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus.