Overwork = Less Creativity? Milking the academic cow dry?

A fascinating piece on the culture of overwork within academia, finishes: We need coalitions of the sane to lead discussions about what can reasonably be expected of academics, to recruit and promote accordingly and to mentor younger academics into a way of thinking that says: “Enough is enough. If you want to do extra, we won’t reward you for it.” You might assume that institutions run by coalitions of the sane would automatically fall behind Continue Reading →

Work's Intimacy, a review in @timeshighered

Here’s another on the wishlist!! In a lively and compelling read, Melissa Gregg examines the impact of technologies on the work and lifestyles of employees in the knowledge economy. This book covers a lot of ground in a relatively slim volume, and considers mobile working; part-time and contract working; online team interactions; the use of social networking; online branding; and the implications of work being done in the home environment. Times Higher Education readers may see Continue Reading →

The Hectic Schedule of a Social Media Manager

What more do I need to say, but yes, I recognise that pattern… have to learn a bit of digital literacy though, to allow for downtime! Thanks Socialcast for a great infographic, and to Guardian Careers who will be undertaking an online conversation via the comments field on 2nd March (1pm). Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in Continue Reading →

Keep Calm and Carry On, It’s the @bigbible project!

I quite often sit at this desk, so here’s a message to myself, as I work away at The Big Bible Project, which is running a Lent Course, launching 8th March 2011! Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest. https://twitter.com/ww2poster Like Continue Reading →