Reader Question: About two years ago, I hired a real “star player” to join my lab staff. Lately, though, she’s been suddenly producing work that’s sub-par. What’s going on?
Expert Comments: Aside from the potential for personal problems, your lab staffer is probably not getting enough feedback from you, says Valerie Grubb, MBA, operations consultant at Val Grubb & Associates in New York. They may also not feel like you’re holding them accountable for their work -- and when there’s no accountability, your employee will surely...
Is it possible that you unknowingly bully your laboratory staff because of a management style that is intimidating to them? According to Valerie Grubb, a New York City management consultant and trainer, here are five tell-tale signs indicating that could be the case:
Inspections may give you snapshots of the animal-handling culture in your lab, but they won’t tell you what hap-pens every day when no one’s looking.
To learn about that hard-to-observe aspect of your lab culture, look for clues in what staff members say — or don’t say.