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The future of meetings

A LOBBY CAN shape the first impressions of a business. Guests at the building housing the New York headquarters of Jefferies, an investment bank, were once greeted by a section of the Berlin Wall purchased from the East German government. In the London office of Slaughter and May, a law firm, water trickles down an…

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Big, Theatrical Meetings Are a Waste of Time

Too often, business review meetings — in which executives and stakeholders hear project or performance updates from managers and staff — are run like theater productions. Enormous amounts of time and effort go into creating the impression that all is well and that any problems are well on their way to being overcome. But these…

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How more inclusive Laboratory meetings lead to Improved Mathematics

IMAGE: At the time of this publication, our lab meetings typically consisted of one principal investigator, 5-10 graduate students, one postdoctoral fellow, some undergraduates, and a few visiting students. view more  Credit: Courtesy Caitlin Hurd A new paper, published recently in PLOS Computational Biology by a team including UMass Amherst researchers, seeks to help scientists structure…