It's a safe bet that some people in your lab are a lot different from you. A first step in getting along with your lab mates (or anyone, for that matter) is acknowledging that they may be hard-wired to approach problems in a certain way.
“Used properly, this tool will encourage you, and your lab mates, to operate outside your normal mode of thinking.”
It's worthwhile to throw a party every now and then. Apart from the fun involved, it is a great way to celebrate your success and acknowledge your co-workers.
Your writing should reflect the same clarity and concision as your research.
Starting the conference well-prepared and maintaining a proper balance between presentations and coffee breaks can make your conference experience a source of inspiration.
Your best weapon is focused, methodical, patient effort.
A little competitiveness can be an excellent thing, but too much can produce an environment that's unhealthy for science--and scientists.
Whatever your working style, planning and time management have a definite place in your daily life in the lab.
An honest evaluation will help you identify the work patterns and obstacles that are slowing you down.
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