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Make Me Feel Safe! Working with Robots

Idea posted: June 2019

Institutions: HEC Paris    University of Michigan Ross School of Business   

As robotics continues to advance, companies are finding more and more opportunities to transfer repetitive and tedious tasks to robots, freeing up their employees to focus more on tasks that…

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Typical Air Quality in Offices Hurts Cognitive Function

Idea posted: September 2017

Institutions: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health    SUNY Upstate Medical University    Syracuse University   

Over a period of six days, a team of researchers recreated a variety of air quality conditions, and simultaneously conducted cognitive tests of volunteers under the various conditions to determine…

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Lean Manufacturing More Effective in Collectivist Cultures

Idea posted: August 2016

Institutions: ESADE    University College Dublin    Georgetown University McDonough School of Business   

Developed in Japan, lean manufacturing introduced tools, processes and a mindset that eliminated waste and ensured the smooth flow of production without sacrificing quality. Kanban, a system that sounds the…

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The Overlooked Productivity Costs of Collaboration

Idea posted: October 2015

Institutions: Kellogg School of Management    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine   

Collaboration, either formal or discretionary (informally approaching others for guidance, information or assistance), is considered a virtue in today’s workplace. The advantages of collaboration are many, ranging from creativity and…

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When Does Downsizing Hurt Customer Satisfaction?

Idea posted: April 2015

Institutions: ESMT European School of Management and Technology    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology   

Research has shown that downsizing will often have a direct negative impact on customer satisfaction, and this negative impact results in a decline in business performance. This causal chain seems…

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The Hidden Costs of Working While Sick

Idea posted: March 2015

Institutions: University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School   

An employee’s work usually consists of two types of tasks or behaviours: in-role tasks, which are the tasks required by the job or position; and discretionary behaviours, which are undertaken…

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Does Work/Life Balance Help or Hurt Productivity?

Idea posted: January 2015

Institutions: Stanford Graduate School of Business    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Munich School of Management    London School of Economics   

Work-life balance issues bring out the optimist in some, the pessimist in others. For pessimists, the work-life balance concerns of employees will be undermined when a firm faces increased competition…

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Bad Weather Means Better Productivity

Idea posted: October 2013

Institutions: Harvard Kennedy School    Harvard Business School    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   

Seasonal depression is well-known and has traditionally been easy to recognize: difficulty concentrating, low levels of energy, etc. — all related to bleak winter weather conditions. So naturally, it follows…

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Fast Fashion Retailing – Transforming Operations Management

Idea posted: August 2013

Institutions: IESE Business School    UCLA Anderson School of Management   

The apparel industry (which includes clothing, footwear, accessories, etc.) is one of the world’s largest, due partly to the relatively low barriers to entry. According to Euromonitor International, there were…

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