Is There Enough Room To Swing A Cat?

While many of us have had the good fortune to work in modern laboratory settings, with adequate work space, newer instrumentation, lots of storage room, and computerized information systems,   a significant number of our laboratories are not “there”.  It is axiomatic that a safe workplace environment, coupled with adequate resources,   and space for efficient workflow,…

Empowerment Is Not A Zero Sum Game

Creating and maintaining a quality laboratory operation means that the dynamics of teamwork, trust, transparency,  awareness,  and  experience  work in sync to create an environment where unbiased assessments of laboratory operations can take place,  resulting  in the efficient  implementation of necessary changes.  The key to developing and maintaining this environment  is the empowerment of  staff…