Capitalizing on the diverse backgrounds of your team can help produce better results in the lab. Check out this and other tips for laboratory professionals, pathologists and residents from fellow ASCP members to maximize the productivity of your lab team.
“It is important to be able to work with people whose ideas and experiences are different from yours. One of my first leadership experiences was serving as the president of a fundraising group where the majority of the members had many years of life experience over me, but they were not very technology savvy. I learned how to leverage the strengths of everyone. As laboratory leaders, we need to be able to work with members across the scope of our team who may have varying levels of experience from ourselves.”
Tywauna Wilson, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM
“Being reliable and willing to volunteer for new responsibilities can go a long way in career advancement. Employers want to see that you routinely come to work on time, rarely call in sick, and that you can get your work completed in a timely manner. They appreciate colleagues who eagerly step up and volunteer to take on added responsibilities. Be present and be willing to step out of your comfort zone and accept new opportunities.”
Amberly Nunez, MD, FASCP
“Keeping a positive attitude has helped me to move forward with my career. I strive to look for the good in every situation that I am in. It is not always easy, and some days are more challenging than others. But a positive mind keeps me motivated to achieve my goals. To any colleague who wants to advance their career, my advice is: If you can imagine or envision it, you can achieve it.”
Sonia Kamanda, MD