Your Comfort Zone May Put Your Research Organization at Risk

Your Comfort Zone May Put Your Research Organization at Risk

As humans, it’s natural to gravitate toward our comfort zone. The safety and comfort associated with routine and known expectations and outcomes (whether good or bad) is much easier than trying to embrace something new and unfamiliar. For research teams and administrators, the comfort zone may center around existing, long-standing processes or systems. They may not be the most efficient or even the most accurate, but they are comfortable because they are known and already part of the routine. The problem with the comfort zone, however, is that it stalls growth and could actually put your research program at risk. 

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3 Ways to Reduce Administrative Burden on Research Teams

3 Ways to Reduce Administrative Burden on Research Teams

In virtually every job, there’s an element of administrative burden. For research professionals, this includes the ancillary tasks of reading and replying to emails, making phone calls, following up on tasks, creating or updating spreadsheets or reports, collecting...

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Managing External Relationships in Research Administration

Managing External Relationships in Research Administration

As the academic world begins to integrate new disclosure requirements into their research administration processes, we decided to take a closer look at how the research community is responding to these changes. In recent years, there’s been a sense of heightened...

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