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Monthly Poll | Changes at the Office

Monthly Poll | Changes at the Office How many times have you heard colleagues say that they just fell into research administration? Have you said it about your own career beginnings? I know I have. I applied for a job and found a career. We asked you to share a bit about your education in...


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Monthly Poll

Monthly Poll Last month we asked you to share your New Year’s resolutions and tell us if you were planning on setting goals for 2021. Sixty percent of respondents shared that they were not setting goals for 2021 because they routinely did not set resolutions. Of the 40% who were setting...


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Monthly Poll | Self-Care and Finding the Silver Lining

Monthly Poll | Self-Care and Finding the Silver Lining There are quite a few fun things that happen every November. In addition to an entire holiday devoted to eating and thankfulness, many people around the world spend this month trying to write a novel. I’ve attempted the National Novel...


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Monthly Poll | Pandemic Wisdom While Working Remotely

Monthly Poll | Pandemic Wisdom While Working Remotely Last month I asked you to share your pandemic wisdom, to share with the community some of the ways you are using new-to-you tools to excel at adaptability while working remotely. One very skilled member of our community responded that they...


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Be Prepared for Surprises | Monthly Poll

Be Prepared for Surprises | Monthly Poll The motto of the wise is...be prepared for surprises. The 1972 Around the World in 80 Days TV cartoon series was one of my favorite cartoons as a young child and this quote has come to mind so many times during this pandemic. Being quarantined for...


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Professional Development, Good Memories, and Friends | Monthly Poll

Professional Development, Good Memories, and Friends | Monthly Poll Last month we asked you a couple of questions about your thoughts on working from home (WFH) and your overall productivity under these extended WFH conditions. Here’s a look at your responses: Almost 60% of respondents...


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WFH or not WFH | Monthly Poll

WFH or not WFH | Monthly Poll Last month we asked you what you missed most about your office and here’s a look at the results: The write-in responses highlighted the value of interacting with our co-workers; whiteboards; scanners; the privacy provided by cubicle walls and office doors;...


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An Ode to My Office Chair | Monthly Poll

An Ode to My Office Chair | Monthly Poll After two weeks of working from my not so fabulous dining chair, I was inspired to write the poem below. After three weeks of working from home, I was seriously considering purchasing a fancy desk chair from Amazon that had an unreliable delivery...