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Electronic Mail and Media for 2020 and Beyond

by Mark Lanfear
As we’ve talked about many times in this column, technology has transformed the life sciences in more radical ways than in most industries. Many of us went from bench work to office work. Along the way, our work became more streamlined and sometimes more complex, no doubt because of all kinds of
electronic communication happening via computers, smartphones, and other personal devices.

Email Etiquette

by F. Key Kidder
It is a paradox of modern life that we are more connected with greater numbers of people, but we talk less. Studies report fewer face-to-face interactions in developed nations. Interpersonal chats are becoming briefer.

Changing Workplace Expectations

by Mark Lanfear
It wasn’t so long ago that we lived in a world without such convenient ways to communicate and interact with others in both our personal and professional lives. 

Laboratory Etiquette

by Bernard B. Tulsi
Many lab managers still remember them from their student days—a handful of hastily stapled printouts sternly titled “Laboratory etiquette—Acceptable standards of conduct.” Those were rules to live by, and the smallest violation landed a budding laboratory scientist in front of the ticked-off chief instructor.

Lab Manager Academy: Email Etiquette

by Karen Litzinger
Have you ever been on the receiving end of an email from the “all caps junkie” or the “cc: monster”? In our fast-paced workplace, email is the norm, whether via computer or smart phone.