Are you multi-tasking or focused-tasking?

Are you multi-tasking or focused-tasking?

Multi-tasking is not being more efficient One of the main challenges for new faculty staff is to adapt to multi-tasking. PhDs and post-docs mostly work on an individual project, sometimes helping a graduate student with their project but most of the time they work on...
How many meetings are too many?

How many meetings are too many?

We are in a society of meetings. I spend half of my time in meetings. Meetings that I organise and meetings that I am invited. Most of them are short, between 15 min for my undergraduate students, to 30 min for my 1:2:1 meetings with my staff, to 1 h for research...
Doing less to do more

Doing less to do more

Working in academia is being generous. It is working for advancing science, for making progress on Earth and to prepare a new generation of students for lifelong learning. Saying NO to a request is usually misunderstood as not willing to cooperate. So, academics tend...

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