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?
Planning, or Juggling 101
If you have come here because you are overwhelmed start with the Emergency Planning Technique. Once you've got things calmed down, you can then consider making a plan to keep things from getting out of control.
Jo VanEvery, Academic Career Guide · Are meetings really a waste of time? One of the core practices of my work with clients, and my engagement with academics on social media, is to remind you to notice what they've done. I wrote about this practice several years ago: You get a lot done. I send out … [Read more...] about Are meetings really a waste of time?
I really need to share this post by Helen Kara with you. She makes some excellent points that fit very well with my approach to planning. And she made me realise something: There is a big difference between project planning and workload planning. What I focus on here most of the time is workload … [Read more...] about Prioritising and planning
As I watch all the academic twitter conversations about transitioning to remote teaching and generally figuring out how we live and work in pandemic conditions, I see a lot of people being surprised at how tired they are. Emotional labour is a big part of why. It is easy to dismiss emotional … [Read more...] about Emotional labour is real work
My business is all about helping academics juggle their work and life responsibilities so they can get the important stuff done. I focus on writing (e.g. Academic Writing Studio) because that's the one area of academic work that seems to get pushed aside for more urgent things. Finding time for … [Read more...] about Adjusting to pandemic conditions, part 1