Teamwork In Pharmaceutical Careers
I’ve always maintained during my motivational keynotes and seminars that one of the secrets to achieving success in careers and in life is to include help from other people. Sometimes goals were never meant to be achieved on your own, especially the more ambitious ones. This is where having a group of people to help you would come in but there is the matter of being able to work effectively with others. This would definitely be the case of big regional sales goals as part of pharmaceutical careers where where teamwork skills come into play.
Just to illustrate a non-industry example of teamwork, last year, Montreal actress Tali Brady came to Toronto to perform her one-woman solo play at the Toronto Fringe Festival and I shot a special episode of Motivational WebTV to interview her as well as included a few scenes from her play. If you missed this episode, catch it at Fringe Festival Actress Guest Interview.
Well, it turns out that she’s back in Toronto again at this summer’s Fringe Festival with a brand new show and this time instead of performing on her own, she will be with a small group of other performers. This is a more ambitious production which required the participation of other people and therefore teamwork skills came into play.
I’m going to interview her again this coming week along with her co-stars of her current show and I’ll be asking them about different aspects of teamwork. Of course, this will be a future episode of Motivational WebTV for sure and I’ll be sure to include some choice scenes from the play as well. So stay tuned for that.
Pharmaceutical Careers Are Not Just About Yourself
My main position here is that too often pharmaceutical careers are thought of as solo endeavours because of the individual nature of the drug rep job. I think that success in pharmaceutical careers should include the development of teamwork skills as well because many of sales goals are not meant to be achieved on our own. When we bring in other people into our lives for certain projects whether business or on a personal level like in a relationship, teamwork skills are suddenly important.
I remember when I was a drug rep, some successful medical educational events put on required the cooperation of a few different drug reps to pull them off. The overall impact of sales in the region depended on efforts of not only myself but also of my colleagues as well.
I’m looking forward to interviewing Tali’s group later this week. In the meantime, if you haven’t seen my free 3-part Personal Development Video series yet, get the details at the link.
Of course, if you are interested in becoming a drug rep, you must make sure that you catch my informative pharmaceutical careers webinar.