Let’s catch up

Woah, woah, woah, we’re part way into August already?! Let’s catch up, shall we?

Did anyone manage to read either of July’s “books of the month”? They were:

Briney, K. (2015). Data management for researchers: organize, maintain and share your data for research success. Exeter, UK: Pelagic Publishing.

Borgman, C. L. (2015). Big data, little data, no data: scholarship in the networked world. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press.

If you did get time to read from either of them, and have thoughts, I’d love to hear them. Leave me a comment!

I’m planning to choose something much shorter for August’s journal club,  so keep an eye on my Twitter, which is where I’ll announce it when August’s article has been posted. Inspired by an in-house presentation about effective communication and meetings in the workplace (shoutout to Emma Lawler!), I’d like to explore the idea of alternatives to traditional one hour meetings. Questions we’ll consider include:

  • What are the best strategies for team communication and collaboration?
  • When do you need a meeting?
  • What makes a meeting work?

No need to wait on me if you already have thoughts on this topic. Leave me a comment if you have a tried and true approach to managing teams and projects. Have you “huddled” or used “status updates”? Maybe you’ve got some experience facilitating meetings that motivate participants to engage, and support them to take action and make progress towards goals? I’d love to hear all about it. Also I encourage you to send me a link to anything that you think I should be reading on the topic.

Good chat. Let’s reconvene here in a week or two, OK?

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