I have heard that Center scientists engage in regular goal setting. Can you tell me more about this?
For over ten years, the Center has engaged in public goal setting as a means of understanding each other's work and holding each other accountable. At our monthly business meeting, all Center faculty, research associates, post-docs, graduate students, and staff participate in goal setting. The atmosphere is positive and upbeat, and this exercise is meant to help scientists prioritize and advance their research. Each goal typically is a concrete milestone that the scientist anticipates completing by the next meeting. An example might be to draft the introduction section of a manuscript that is being prepared for submission to a scientific journal.