Podcast - tips and tricks on homeworking

Strategies on organization, workspace arrangement and negotiating care responsibilities

By Christopher Tancock and Kay Tancock - March 24, 2020  1 mins
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When homeworking, one sometimes has to be creative... Even a child's toy can prove a valuable resource when figuring out where to set up the microphone!
Welcome to a brand new series on Authors' Update. In these podcasts, we'll be examining issues and discussing phenomena that relate to the author community as well as trying to answer some of your freuqently-asked-questions. We're beginning the series during a time of global uncertainty so our first topic is a little different, but we hope that you will find the content useful. If you have any ideas for further casts, do get in touch via the comments below. And don't forget to subscribe!

Due to the current pandemic, many of us are having to work at home. Unable to access the office, lab or library, and having to juggle multiple conflicting priorities – often including childcare and responsibility for other family members – it is increasingly difficult to continue working as normal. In this episode, we look at some strategies for successful homeworking including how to organize your day, set up your workspace and negotiate with other family members.

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Written by

Christopher Tancock

Written by

Christopher Tancock

Christopher Tancock has worked in STM publishing for the past 14 years. He joined Elsevier in early 2006 where he initially worked on social science book projects before moving to journals. He has managed various portfolios as a journal publisher including linguistics, history, education, sociology and political science. He is now Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier's Editors', Authors' and Reviewers' Updates and works on related communications projects. Chris has degrees in European studies and linguistics from Royal Holloway and the University of Oxford respectively and is based in the Oxford office. In his "spare" time, he is a Community First Responder with the South Central Ambulance Service. Chris is founder of Pint of Life, a new initiative which delivers free life-saving skills into the heart of the local community.

Written by

Kay Tancock

Written by

Kay Tancock

Based in the Oxford office and working at Elsevier since 2013, Kay Tancock is a Senior Publisher in the Computer Sciences group, with responsibility for the signal processing and control portfolio of journals. Previously, she was Publisher for Elsevier's geography titles, where she first tested the speed review format at conferences. Kay has a degree in geography from Oxford University and a Master's in town planning from Newcastle, UK. She greatly enjoys getting out and about, meeting members of the academic community and engaging with young researchers through outreach activities. Outside of the office, Kay tries to keep fit, but prefers spending most of her free time playing with her toddler – which is exercise enough in itself.

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