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KPIs Board: Team Productivity and Performance Tracking

Academics are often told by critics that they live in a bubble. Cushioned from the harsh realities and fast paced environments of their industrial counterparts. To some, it seems academia works at a slow, inefficient pace and is wrought with bureaucracy. But academics function in a highly competitive culture where financial resources are scarce but [...]

KPIs Board: Team Productivity and Performance Tracking2019-08-30T23:20:34+00:00

Surprisingly popular blog posts

It is a little surprising that the most popular entries ever posted on this blog are related to the use of industrial engineering methods in the context of a biomedical laboratory. 5S Applied to an Academic Lab – an Old Dog Learns New Tricks Using LIMS in an Academic Lab – Why and How? I [...]

Surprisingly popular blog posts2019-02-06T19:38:49+00:00

5S Lab Organization – an Old Dog Learns New Tricks

When I interviewed for my present position in the Peccoud lab at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, David Ball gave me a tour of the lab and I immediately noticed that every item on a bench or desk was outlined with yellow tape and labeled. Also, cupboards and drawers had labels denoting their contents. I knew that Dr. Peccoud, had [...]

5S Lab Organization – an Old Dog Learns New Tricks2019-04-04T17:18:25+00:00