Live Air Date
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Time is a precious commodity in modern, efficient laboratories. Misuse of time can prevent goal achievement and lower production. What activities waste time and what can be done to eliminate them? This webinar will address five nonvalue added activities common to all laboratories that can be reduced or eliminated entirely.

Key points to be covered:

  • Procrastination – How does it hurt us, and what can we do about it?
  • Delegation - Who can accomplish the task and who can we train?
  • Travel – Can we “afford” it?
  • Time wasters among us - Email/paperwork
  • Meetings – Do my meetings add value?


Rick Parmely is the founder of Polished and Professional LLC, a training company that specializes in improving communications of groups as diverse as individual scientists and managers, or groups of trainers. After teaching undergraduate chemistry at West Point and Juniata College, Rick joined Restek Corporation in 1997 and until recently directed their technical education program. He teaches communications technique, chemistry, and separation science theory. With 30-plus years of teaching experience, Rick has taught science and communications courses to widely diverse audiences, including NATO officials, technicians at the U.N. Pesticides Laboratory in Austria, flavor scientists in Shanghai, China, and scientists at the University of Nairobi as well as to hundreds of domestic clients.