Lab Dynamics: Management Skills for Scientists

Lab Dynamics: Management Skills for Scientists

by Carl M. Cohen, Suzanne L. Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0879698160

ISBN-13: 9780879698164

Pub. Date: 10/24/2006

Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Scientists are trained in scholarship and technical skills but not, typically, in how to deal with their peers, supervisors, or staff who report to them. Yet even a firstrate research project can fail or flounder if the people concerned can't get along. Lab Dynamics is a book about the challenges of doing science and dealing with the individuals involved, including

Overview

Scientists are trained in scholarship and technical skills but not, typically, in how to deal with their peers, supervisors, or staff who report to them. Yet even a firstrate research project can fail or flounder if the people concerned can't get along. Lab Dynamics is a book about the challenges of doing science and dealing with the individuals involved, including oneself. The authors, a scientist and a psychotherapist, draw on principles of group and behavioral psychology but speak to scientists in their own language. They offer indepth, practical advice, reallife examples, and exercises tailored to scientific and technical workplaces on topics as diverse as conflict resolution, negotiation, dealing with supervision, working with competing peers, and making transitions between academia and industry. This book addresses a subject of direct importance to lab heads, postdocs, students, and managers concerned about improving the effectiveness of academic and industrial research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879698164
Publisher:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Publication date:
10/24/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. People Who Do Science: Who They Are and Who They Can Be 2. The Mote in Your Own Eye: Manage Yourself First 3. Gordian Knots: Solve the Toughest Problems through Negotiation 4. A Herd of Cats: Managing Scientists 5. A Delicate Art: Manage Your Boss 6. Win/Win with Peers: Make Allies, Not Enemies 7. The Slings and Arrows of Academe: Survive to Get What You Need 8. Science, Inc.: Make a Smooth Transition to Industry 9. Shape the Future of Science and Technology Appendix: Resources Index

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