Whether one is a faculty member, a staff member, or a student, your productivity is directly tied to the atmosphere of the department. Work environments are perceived differently, but if any individual work environment is one in which teaching and/or research activities are "taken for granted," a general tone of negativity will "rule," and morale will be low. Consequently, both teaching and research efforts will suffer. Alternatively, if both teaching and research activities are encouraged and rewarded, the general mood of the department will be optimistic. Bottom line: if one is periodically encouraged for the job that he/she is doing, and is treated with respect, it is likely that both teaching and research efforts will be superb.



environments, productivity, research, animal science


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