Jo VanEvery, Academic Career Guide · How do you think about meetings when you are planning your day/week/month? When you are planning your week (or your day or your month) and you look over what's already in your calendar what is your reaction to scheduled meetings? When someone contacts you … [Read more...] about How do you think about meetings when you are planning your day/week/month?
As a companion piece to Managing email when you’ve rapidly switched to remote working, I thought I'd also share some tips to make email more effective as a means of communication. Modelling good email practices does create change. If other people find your email easy to triage and deal with, they … [Read more...] about Not contributing to other people’s email overwhelm
You probably have a hard enough time keeping on top of your email at the best of times. The changes you have had to make to respond to the pandemic are likely to make things worse. It is possible you will discover how many meetings could have been emails, but that still means more email. You will … [Read more...] about Managing email when you’ve rapidly switched to remote working
I love serendipity. Shortly after I talked to a client about email in her relationship with research collaborators, this appeared in my TweetStream from a Romantic literature scholar I follow: "Attending to correspondence" sounds so much more pleasant than "answering e-mails," so that's what I'm … [Read more...] about Attending to correspondence
If your level of frustration with your working hours is more about what you are doing in them than how many of them you are working, how do you increase the proportion of your time spent doing things that are meaningful? Try this suggestion from the #femlead Twitter chat. (Which sadly doesn't … [Read more...] about Volunteer before you’re drafted