Managment tools for academics

Another great ‘Tomorrow’s Professor’ post recently outlined some management tools that might be useful within academia. Although there has traditionally been some resistance to the idea of academics as managers, and some questions raised about the relevance of ‘management’ tools and techniques within academia, it has become increasingly important for successful academics to have good people and resource management skills if they are to win research funding and deliver on projects.

Research Staff also often bear the consequences if their PI is not a good line manager, and so it is important that researchers are aware of some of the management and development techniques that might be useful for them as they develop their own career.  The blog post, number 1025 on the Tomorrow’s Professor blog, can be accessed in full at: http://tomprofblog.mit.edu/2010/05/18/1025-why-performance-management-should-matter-in-academia/ and may be useful to Research Staff managing their own careers, or to those who aspire to manage others in the future.

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