Seven steps towards health and happiness in the lab

A productive lab need not be a negative environment and follow seven key principles as below;

  1. We are people before we are scientists.
  2. We are all in control of our own schedules.
  3. My lab members work with me.
  4. Everyone is doing a job just as important as everyone else’s.
  5. I never expect anyone to do the same as I do.
  6. I never compare anyone with anyone else.
  7. We all have deadlines.

Reference Link: Fernando T. Maestre. Nature. 2018.

The key to running a healthy and productive lab can be summarized in a single word: happiness.