What Would You Do?

At her blog, Science Professor presents a hypothetical scenario in which a PI must decide whether to leverage a sense of funding insecurity in order to encourage a particular lab member "who tends to lack motivation when it comes to writing papers and proposals" to do both, and she asks: "Would you maintain a certain level of insecurity in the hopes it would act as a motivator?" This question, she acknowledges, poses a variety of practical and ethical considerations.

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