Do you do your best work in the morning? Or does your energy peak at night?
What if you could schedule your day around your circadian rhythms so the task type and timing align? How might laboratory professionals leverage these hidden patterns of the day to maximize efficiency and make better decisions?
On this episode of Inside the Lab, our hosts Dr. Lotte Mulder and Dr. Dan Milner are joined by Dr. Rina Kansal, MD, former Medical Director of Diagnostic Molecular Pathology at Penn State Health and Associate Medical Director at the Blood Center of Wisconsin, Ms. Jeannie Guglielmo, MS, MAT, MLS(ASCP)CM, Chair of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Health Professions at Stony Brook University, and Ms. Stacey Robinson, MS. MLS(ASCP)SH, SCYM, who serves as the supervisor of the Clinical Microscopy section in her medical center's laboratory to discuss Daniel Pink’s book, WHEN: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.
Our panelists share what surprised them about the invisible power of timing and offer insight into what larks, owls, and third birds can do to perform through their trough periods. They review Pink’s five principles of breaks, exploring how microbreaks make our work more productive. Listen in for insight on using biorhythms to assign shifts in the lab and get their advice on making good decisions when the timing is not optimal.
· Maximizing efficiency by understanding our circadian rhythms
· What surprised our panelists regarding the invisible power of timing and how much language shapes our behavior
· The five guiding principles of breaks
· What larks, owls, and third birds can do to perform through their tough periods
· The potential connection between introversion vs. extroversion and larks vs. owls
· How our panelists’ experiences align with Pink’s workflow model for group projects
· How our panelists use their team’s biorhythms to schedule projects and assign shifts in the lab
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