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In sum, then, straightforward administrative work has now been largely taken away from academics, made more complex and turned into ‘management’. What’s more, academics have a net workload gain because they now have to respond to management demands. Once the management machine has been created, it has to keep doing things in order to justify its existence. Accountants should consider the costs of all this: the cost of managers’ salaries and the opportunity costs of academics’ time. If you think that we’re over-egging the pudding here, consider the following, absolutely true, story.

So you need to keep things in perspective and keep control over the amount that you do. Develop ‘user group’ networks. If you are applying for research funding, it is often the case that the funders require references from ‘user groups’ – that is, people in the public, private or voluntary sectors who may well want to make use of your findings in their work. You will, undoubtedly, meet such people in your consultancy and professional work and will be able to utilise these networks in your funding applications.

Qxd 10/20/2004 3:49 PM Page 41 Shaping up 3. 4. 5. 6. like the Queen of England, who reputedly ends personal audiences by tinkling a small bell on a shelf under the table, summoning someone to take the visitor away! Being a teacher often involves some aspects of pastoral care. However, you should recognise your limitations in terms of time and skills. If students need a doctor or a therapist, suggest they go to one. Most universities have such services available. You can’t add parent/counsellor/doctor/financial adviser to your list of jobs.

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