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Old 31st December 2019, 03:35 AM   #33501
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It seems that the overlords now are not so interested in cross pollination. Everybody seems to complain that interactivity and creativity are being stifled by bottom line.

A month ago at a big get together for employee feedback for the director, I grabbed the mike and detailed a specific experience I had. During a Thursday happy hour (not lab related), I was asking a chemist friend about his experiments. He lamented a difficulty generating a plasma for a two laser spectroscopy experiment. Apparently he was trying to use a 60 hz HV transformer to create plasma at 200 hz 1 kv, the xfmr was burning up. I wound a xfmr using a pulsed power core gathering dust, made using 1 mil thick iron foil. I loaned him a 1.5 kW audio amp, he was able to increase experimental sensitivity 3 orders of magnitude.

My point to them was the cross pollination aspect, and that upper management should foster a better environment for creative ideas to be bandied about..as, what I did was trivially simple for an electrical engineer, and that the chemist didn't have direct access to one.

Their takeaway? More happy hours..

Sigh.

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Old 31st December 2019, 03:36 AM   #33502
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So you feel that I hate. Well, it's your feeling and you are entitled to it. As for your pick of hate as the conclusion, must be rooted in your own experiences...
 
Old 31st December 2019, 03:45 AM   #33503
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It seems that the overlords now are not so interested in cross pollination. Everybody seems to complain that interactivity and creativity are being stifled by bottom line.

My point to them was the cross pollination aspect, and that upper management should foster a better environment for creative ideas to be bandied about..as, what I did was trivially simple for an electrical engineer, and that the chemist didn't have direct access to one.

Their takeaway? More happy hours..

Sigh.

Jn

Its in the organisational structure. It needs to be a Matrix organisation to force cross-pollination. Matrix from top to bottom. Look at the top and his/her background and on down the line.

Activities began at Livermore under the aegis of the University of California with a commitment by its first director, Herbert York, to follow E. Lawrence's team-science approach and be a “new ideas” laboratory.

A typical corporation structure isnt conducive to that sharing between department specialists.


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Old 31st December 2019, 03:53 AM   #33504
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So you feel that I hate.
Of course I do. But I do not know about your other feeling except hate.
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Old 31st December 2019, 03:57 AM   #33505
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I'm sorry, we're still talking about hearing, right?:
If it is a joke, I don't understood-it.
It was about testing its high frequency hearing performance.
 
Old 31st December 2019, 04:00 AM   #33506
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I agree with you whole heartedly. Now, all they want is an account number to charge.

I've been seriously thinking of approaching the lab director, and broaching the idea of a small, uncommitted group of about six very good players to be available to solve any motion control problems that arise around the lab. We would be extremely busy.

Unfortunately, the phrase "no good deed goes unpunished" always pops up. That, and the phrase "a thousand attaboys will be completely wiped out by one "aww s##t".
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Old 31st December 2019, 04:05 AM   #33507
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If it is a joke, I don't understood-it.
It was about testing its high frequency hearing performance.
I wasn't sure it would carry across cultures or ponds.
It was a joke. Over here, "equipment" sometimes is used to refer a gentleman's privates. My joke intended to reference the double meaning in a humorous way.

It is not the first time I have skewered myself with a bad joke. Nor will it be the last.

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Old 31st December 2019, 04:12 AM   #33508
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Take your time, they have a long trip. (E.T.s)
This violate the hyper speed law, that use space time tunnels.
It said that, when they travel at least a little more than two time the light speed, they are reconstituted at the arrival with a satisfying accuracy.
(Well satisfying is affraiting).
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Old 31st December 2019, 04:24 AM   #33509
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I agree with you whole heartedly. Now, all they want is an account number to charge.

I've been seriously thinking of approaching the lab director, and broaching the idea of a small, uncommitted group of about six very good players to be available to solve any motion control problems that arise around the lab. We would be extremely busy.

Unfortunately, the phrase "no good deed goes unpunished" always pops up. That, and the phrase "a thousand attaboys will be completely wiped out by one "aww s##t".
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If the top person is idea creation oriented..... but, You dont need to go to the top. You can let people know by talking to them, you can do this and that for them. just ask and you shall receive. Spread the word. Next time you have the mic... tell if anyone who needs help with such and such things to give you a call... and suggest an informal list of specialists be published with phone numbers. etc.

Career people want to do a good job... so, you will end up having people cross talking to one another (matrix) informally within a formal hierarchical business structure.

I dont know where you work so i cant fine tune it but just giving you the idea.

When we say manage... manage what? A project? A design? No, management is managing people. Managing the resources.



-Richard

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Old 31st December 2019, 08:55 AM   #33510
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Ego instead knowledge show, very disappointing.

Happy New Year to everybody.
 

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