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A toolbox for increased productivity – from efficiency to effectiveness!

A toolbox for increased productivity – from efficiency to effectiveness!


Aim: The aims of the workshop are 1) to provide new work strategies and to shift the focus from what you are working with and the content to how you are working and the process of your work, and 2) to learn how to reduce stress levels at work.

Content: In the workshop, you will learn three productivity tools and apply them to your own work situation. The tools are easy to implement and have a large impact. In addition, you will learn about causes for stress within the academic environment and different ways to deal with it. The workshop has been much appreciated among researchers and has been given at Lund University, KTH The Royal Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley.

Teachers: The workshop instructors are Åsa Burman, PhD in practical philosophy from Lund University and management consultant within Finish on Time, and Henrik Levinsson, senior lecturer at the Department of Psychology, Lund University.


  • The workshop is open for all researchers (doctoral students, postdocs, associate professors, senior lecturers, professors etc.) but priority will be given to female researchers who have recently been awarded their PhDs.
  • First come, first served is applied, however, WINGS strives to have a balance of members from the Faculties of Science, Medicine and Engineering.
  • Participation in the workshop is free of charge, but since this is a highly demanded workshop, registered persons who will not show up will be charged with a fee.

Date: Monday 24 April

Time: 09.00-16.00, including lunch

Location: Gamla biskopshuset, Biskopsgatan 1, Lund

About the teachers


Åsa Burman has a broad background and professional experience from business, academia and social entrepreneurship. Currently she is a teacher at the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, and management consultant within Finish on Time. She has conducted research as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and has been a management consultant within McKinsey & Company. Åsa has a PhD in practical philosophy form Lund University, where she recently held a position as Assistant professor of human rights.


Henrik Levinsson is senior lecturer in psychology since 2009. Since 2004, he has taught over 9000 hours, including the areas of cognitive psychology, forensic psychology, mental illness, statistics, ethics and science theory, and by supervision of bachelor and master theses. Henrik has a broad experience of teaching also outside of the academia. In 2012, he was awarded Qualified Teaching Practitioner (CTP) by the Pedagogical Academy at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University. Henrik’s research interests are in the borderland of psychology, philosophy and medicine.