My latest article “Managing from a Distance” in Lab Manager magazine is now available and focuses on resources for managing science labs and teams remotely. The article features expert advice from lab professionals and links to resources for planning virtual collaborations. Below is an excerpt from the article explaining the need for all lab managers to learn the skills necessary to manage from afar:
The ability to manage labs remotely is a necessity. All lab managers work remotely in some capacity— whether checking in with staff while attending a conference or working from home due to a sick child—and many are now tasked with the responsibility of working collaboratively as part of multi-institutional research teams or supervising an off-site location. As part of professional development and training programs, lab managers must be provided with opportunities to develop the skills required to effectively facilitate virtual collaborations.
Read the full article in the March 2016 issue of Lab Manager Magazine.