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The Truth About Management
February 25, 2013 6:00 AM by Scott Warner
Maine is a small state, and most of us in laboratory management know each other. We share empathy over job stress: regulations, physician demands, nursing demands, staffing shortages, and personnel issues. One manager complained, “When someone walks into Read More...
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Music Wars
February 20, 2013 6:00 AM by Scott Warner
Outside my office in the only place in the laboratory where radio reception is possible is a portable stereo on a shelf. Depending on who is working it plays country western or pop rock. Almost always it’s the former, so for the last decade I’ve consistently Read More...
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Project or Just More Work?
February 15, 2013 6:26 AM by Scott Warner
Delegation is supposed to be the key to good management. As managers, we are told not to be autocratic and arrive at all decisions through consensus and delegation of responsibility. A great manager trains successors by delegating tasks that challenge Read More...
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Flirty Somethings
February 11, 2013 6:30 AM by Scott Warner
Not to nerd out on you or anything, but Captain Kirk has this great line in The Wrath of Khan where he tells Bones McCoy, “Galloping around the cosmos is a game for the young, Doctor.” Even though Valentine’s Day is upon us and Spring around the corner, Read More...
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Change is Always Good
February 6, 2013 6:00 AM by Scott Warner
“People hate change,” we are lectured, as though it is a law of physics. Change is constant, change is expected, change is inevitable, but people will always resist it. Managers are told to expect that a certain percentage (17% or so) of employees will Read More...
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Can I See You In My Office?
February 1, 2013 6:17 AM by Scott Warner
The question “Can I see you in my office?” has an air of being sent to the principal. The first thought that pops into my head is, “What did I do now?” I never liked this feeling as a bench tech, and it isn’t much more fun as a manager. The exchange sets Read More...
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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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