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Lab Manager October 2022 Preparing for Difficult Decisions

Cover Story |  Volume 17 - Issue 8  |  October 2022

Preparing for Difficult Decisions

Seven tips to help lab managers navigate a layoff


Management Tips

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Three Keys to Making Quick Decisions

How to improve timely decision-making for the lab

Leadership and Staffing

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Preparing for Difficult Decisions

Seven tips to help lab managers navigate a layoff

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How to Become a Person of Influence

Cultivating your influence skills can benefit your career, your lab, and the business as a whole

Labs Less Ordinary

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How to Conduct Research in a Flying Lab

NASA's DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory completes scientific missions high above the Earth

Business Management

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The Business Case for Boosting Employee Engagement

Improving engagement will positively impact both employee satisfaction and business success

Asset Management

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Repair or Replace? Red Flags to Look For in Your Equipment

Signs like safety concerns and poor efficiency may demonstrate the need for an upgrade

Lab Design and Furnishings

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How to Ensure a Positive Relationship Between Lab and Design Teams

Collaboration and technology improve the design process to achieve successful new lab buildings and renovations

Lab Health and Safety

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Persuading Others Toward a Culture of Safety

Storytelling is a powerful tool to convince others to comply with safety guidelines


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Chromatography in Cannabis Testing

Key considerations to choosing a method that's best for a lab's specific needs

Product Focus

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Ducted Versus Ductless Fume Hoods

Modern safety and eco-friendly features make ductless fume hoods a suitable option for some labs

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Switching to Hydrogen Gas

Ongoing shortages of helium fuel a transition to hydrogen in many labs, and here's what it takes to make the switch

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Incubators and Shakers: Navigating the Used Market

What to know before buying a pre-owned incubator or shaker

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Inventory Management Solutions in the Modern Laboratory

Learn about the benefits of inventory management systems and selecting the right one

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The Role of Ion Chromatography in Environmental Sciences

Ion chromatography can help isolate the identity of analytes with high precision