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Mile-High Silos
June 28, 2010 6:38 AM by Scott Warner
“Give me a year,” a manager once told me, “and I’ll explain my job to you.” I wonder who would do her job during that mythical year. “I’m tired of babysitting every other department,” I often hear. True, there aren’t enough pacifiers to plug all the whining Read More...
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Best Practice
June 23, 2010 6:18 AM by Scott Warner
“Best practice” is a phrase I hear an awful lot. One business dictionary defines it as “Methods and techniques that have consistently shown results superior than those achieved by other means, and which are used as benchmarks to strive for.” (Is that Read More...
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The Big Picture
June 18, 2010 6:11 AM by Scott Warner
Management culture can appear to be consumed with consolidating power. Every decision, from who works a holiday to what to post on a bulletin board, has to be filtered up, over, up again, down, over, down, back over, up, and finally trickled down to the Read More...
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Lab 2.0
June 14, 2010 11:38 AM by Scott Warner
“Web 2.0” is one of the new buzzphrases out there. Wikipedia describes it as “ web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration.” Instead of a static information repository, the Read More...
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Change the Culture
June 9, 2010 6:10 AM by Scott Warner
A culture defines how things are done, how silos work together, and how an organization sees itself. Your hospital may have one culture, nursing another, and your lab a third. How appreciated you feel and how easy it is for you to work with others are Read More...
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Gen Y
June 4, 2010 6:02 AM by Scott Warner
A columnist in The Boston Globe recently opined, “The work ethic is dead. Younger generations in the workforce have killed it off.” Young people think “work” is something done while talking or texting with friends. This so-called Gen Y , or the Millennial Read More...
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    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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