Annotation: This video combines an interview format with a presentation. A handout of the presentation slides is available for download. The presenter describes the ways in which workplaces are changing in general, in health care, and in public health. He emphasizes the need for employees to anticipate and prepare for the effects of these changes on career trajectories. He recommends ways that employees can position themselves to remain valuable to their organizations and effective in new contexts, by identifying aspects they can control, taking action, and leveraging their unique gifts and talents. He discusses the need to develop a “career insurance plan,” being strategic about acquiring new skills and creating opportunities for career security and advancement. Dr. Martin puts all of these issues in the context of the public health workplace, describing new career opportunities related to the Affordable Care Act and regionalization, other scenarios that could affect the careers of public health professionals in the near future, and use of the core public health functions to frame career plans. Finally, he talks about maintaining commitment and energy by cultivating a positive perspective and creating happiness.
Learning Objectives: • Identify the trends in the changing world of work.
• Leverage your unique gifts and talents to seize the opportunities of the changing world of work and mitigate the risks.
• Position your career to make a difference in the lives of your organization and others.
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