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Foreword

Academic journal article Manager

Foreword

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Hello! British Summertime is now just around the corner. As a seasoned commuter I am so pleased that I will be able to make the most of the daylight hours available. If, like me, you have to endure hours of commuting by train every week after dodging the crowds, here's how I make commuting bearable:

Leam something new!

With information at our fingertips it's easy to develop your knowledge or expand your skills. Catch up with news on our Twitter feed (@instam) or read our daily CPD tips (#IAMCPD). We regularly post interesting articles and features. Look out for our eDigest every Thursday in your inbox too.

Get blogging!

For those of you who enjoy writing, perhaps use this time to write your own blog? What have you experienced and what advice could you share with others? There are so many free tools and pieces of start-up advice available if you want to publish online. Check out WordPress (wordpress.com) or Blogger (blogger. com). Writing can be profitable too. To read how a member balanced being a professional administrator with launching a successful series of books, see our 'Day in the Life' feature with Ann Waterhouse MInstAM.

Get social!

Many consider it a faux pas to chat with fellow commuters, and others just find it a nuisance. However, I've met some fascinating people just because I've had the pleasure of striking up a conversation on my journey. If this opportunity doesn't arise though, why not get social on our Linkedln group (instam. …

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