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
The scenario You (or someone like you) submitted your journal manuscript. Polite enquiry or a well designed journal website has provided information about how long they expect the review process to take. That time has passed. You’ve allowed some extra, possibly a couple of months of extra. What the … [Read more...] about The role of journal editors in long review times
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
I heard an interesting interview on my local CBC Saturday morning show* recently. The interviewee was a news anchor who had decided not to be plugged in and available 24/7, but rather to limit his smart phone and other device use to 16/6. Yes, he decided to not be connected to the internet, … [Read more...] about Is your mind always racing?