Distractions

You want to escape from bushfires, coronavirus, university restructures, tragic news stories, wild weather, power outages, uncertainty about the future, politics on social media, other people's gloom... Your strategies for working during tough times and staying hopeful seem shallow or forced. You feel increasingly fragile, combative, anxious, or worn out to the back teeth... You … Continue reading Distractions

Why slow (for organisations)

I have posted a lot on the benefits of slow academia for individuals and their families, especially for mental and physical health. But how do institutions benefit from slow academia? Universities are knotty organisations. On the one hand, they are what Lutz (1982) calls "organized anarchies". Collegial governance and distributed leadership are valued, as are … Continue reading Why slow (for organisations)