Tagged: time management

Flexibility in academia

It’s a Tuesday evening, you’re sitting at your desk, and you’re finishing up some analysis. You’re debating whether to go home or not yet. Have you done enough work today? You’re not sure. How could you know? Working in academia is often prized for its flexibility. Flexible working hours are convenient because you can fit a doctor’s appointment in whenever you like. You can also go to the...

Work-life balance in academia

A few years ago, I was invited to go on a sailing trip. The idea was to sail along the Greek coast and hop from island to island. We would sleep on the yacht, sail for a few hours a day, swim in the sea, lie on the beach, dock in wild bays or in small harbors to explore the local towns. It sounded idyllic. But I had...