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the workforces ages we find many Baby
Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) are retiring and the workforce is increasingly
made up of younger individuals. The interesting thing about different generations
working together is that values and even work ethics will vary. Oldsters (Boomers
like myself) tend to assess younger workers as ...
am sure you have all heard the lament, “He/she just does not know how to talk
to people.” As team members laboratorians have to interact with each other and
convey information not only to fellow laboratorians (peers and supervisors) but
to their customers outside the lab as well.
especially brand new ...
love science! I always have and I always will. So when I asked recently to be a judge
at a science fair at a local college, I immediately jumped at the request. I was really impressed with the quality of the
projects and the soundness of the research, the hypotheses proposed, and the findings.
You might be familiar
with the comeback, “Sounds like a personal problem to me.” That expression is
usually used to quash a complaint or an excuse not living up to expectations. That
expression came to mind recently.
The weather is
usually mild in Atlanta where I live. However we had a steady two-week cold
matter what your job is, it’s likely you periodically encounter situations that make you
consider whether you should just look the other way or take ownership. This
might range from a customer service issue with a patient, to an interdepartmental
impasse to a human resource issue.
often we are tempted to take a ...
In the last blog we discussed the importance of making a good favorable impression on a prospective employer;and how to tailor your resume to deliver that oomph factor. Once you have passed that first test and scored an interview, there is another hurdle: how to make a good impression while facing the decision-makers.
Unless working in laboratory compliance or the regulatory industry is your bread and butter, I don't think most bench techs know a lot about all that is required to fulfill the different laboratory positions. As a bench tech for years, I heard many of my colleagues express dissatisfaction about the lack of opportunities for upward mobility in the ...
We all know the saying ''birds of a feather flock together.'' This does not only refer to the fact that those with common interests and values tend to be friends and hang around each other.
Research has shown that adopting synchronous body language (essentially mirroring someone else) tends to make the individuals feel closer without ...
One of the most uncomfortable situations for employees and managers alike is a workplace that has obvious conflict. We are taught to work as a cohesive team and lots of resources is spent on teambuilding. The word ''team'' is considered sacrosanct in fact.
Yet, the dirty little secret is that conflict is inevitable. If you have worked for any ...
Generally I change the battery in my smoke detectors each year on the date we ''fall back'' to return to Daylight Standard Time
I use this date as a convenient memory jogger to make sure I always have fresh batteries in what an essential part of my home emergency system. I need my alert system to be fully functional in case I need ...