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At our monthly laboratory meetings, we start with a tradition: something the team likes to call ‘affirmations’. The premise is simple — if someone helped you out that month, you should take the time to recognize and thank them. Time is allotted at the beginning of each meeting to publicly acknowledge and thank fellow team members who have helped us out; we pass along little coloured sheets of paper scribbled with thank-you messages and doodles. Usually, the person who wrote the note says a few words of appreciation in front of the team, before handing the note over to the recipient.
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