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?
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?
One of the things you love about academic work is the flexibility and the autonomy. You don't have to be in the office at 9 a.m. every morning. You don't even have to be in the office every day. In theory you could take Wednesday off to go for a nice long hike and then work on Saturday … [Read more...] about Flexibility, autonomy, and boundaries
I'm a knitter. Maybe you also knit, or crochet, or do other needlecrafts that are small and portable. I knit in meetings and in other public places. I knit in the pub while talking to friends. Can you really do that without looking? This is probably one of the major issues that is going to be … [Read more...] about Knitting in meetings
When you say "no" to a request, do you offer an explanation? Do you have your full schedule posted on your office door? Is your electronic Calendar publicly visible with all the details of your meetings? Do you also find it hard to say no? Do you feel pressure to move meetings to accommodate … [Read more...] about Do you overexplain?