Category Archives: Leadership / Management

Journal articles relating to leadership and management

New CLSI document – QMS16 Laboratory Personnel Management

QMS16-Ed1: Laboratory Personnel Management, 1st ed. (2015)

This guideline describes the process for meeting the regulatory and accreditation requirements of personnel management in the laboratory environment. This guideline offers suggestions and examples on managing the processes required for laboratory personnel to fully achieve laboratory management’s operational and quality goals.

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New CLSI document – QMS11-Ed2: Nonconforming Event Management

QMS11-Ed2: Nonconforming Event Management –  2nd Edition (2015)

Grounded in the principles of quality management, risk management, and patient safety, this guideline provides an outline and content for developing a program to manage a laboratory’s nonconforming events.

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National Academies Press publication: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science (2015) / Nancy J. Cooke & Margaret L. Hilton

The past half-century has witnessed a dramatic increase in the scale and complexity of scientific research. The growing scale of science has been accompanied by a shift toward collaborative research, referred to as “team science.” Scientific research is increasingly conducted by small teams and larger groups rather than individual investigators, but the challenges of collaboration can slow these teams’ progress in achieving their scientific goals. How does a team-based approach work, and how can universities and research institutions support teams?

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science synthesizes and integrates the available research to provide guidance on assembling the science team; leadership, education and professional development for science teams and groups. It also examines institutional and organizational structures and policies to support science teams and identifies areas where further research is needed to help science teams and groups achieve their scientific and translational goals. This report offers major public policy recommendations for science research agencies and policymakers, as well as recommendations for individual scientists, disciplinary associations, and research universities. Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science will be of interest to university research administrators, team science leaders, science faculty, and graduate and postdoctoral students.

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[In Depth] Report prescribes strong medicine for WHO

Science 17 July 2015:  Vol. 349 no. 6245 pp. 223-224
DOI: 10.1126/science.349.6245.223

On 7 July, an independent six-member panel delivered a scathing review of how the World Health Organization (WHO) has handled the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. It also proposed wide-ranging reforms that would enable the agency to better tackle the next major health crisis—from giving it more money and power to setting up a special, semi-independent emergency center. But whereas many of the suggestions have been praised as sensible, WHO’s complex, politicized governance structure and entrenched bureaucracy make it difficult to change, people who know the $2 billion U.N. agency say. Much will depend on member states’ willingness to give the agency additional funding and powers.

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Workplace bullying: exploring an emerging framework

Work Employment & Society March 6, 2015

To date, emphasis within the literature on workplace bullying has been on gathering empirical data with a focus on individual acts, actors (targets and perpetrators) and consequences. This analytical focus has resulted in an understanding of workplace bullying as fundamentally an individualized phenomenon. This article begins with a brief discussion of the theorization that currently predominates in the workplace violence and bullying literature and the outcomes of this theorizing. An emerging framework, conceptualizing violence broadly, is then outlined for understanding violence and bullying. Through this framework, it is argued that the discourse and research on workplace violence – in all its forms – must explore explicit connections between these social phenomena and the interrelatedness of all forms of oppression. Workplace violence must be examined within a framework where power cannot be separated from social dimensions within and outside the workplace.

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Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal

Table of Contents |  Volume 5, Issue 3-4, December 2014

Benchmarking Forensic Performance in Australia–Volume Crime


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New CLSI document – Planning for Laboratory Operations During a Disaster

GP36-A Planning for Laboratory Operations During a Disaster; Approved Guideline (December 2014)

This document provides guidance for laboratory and health care leadership for development, implementation, and sustainment of effective emergency preparedness plans (all hazards) supporting nonanalytical components of clinical and public health laboratory services that may pertain to various natural and manmade disasters.

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