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AR Devices In The Workplace Boost Short-Term Productivity

AR Devices In The Workplace Boost Short-Term Productivity

Pioneering Minds, May 3, 2022

According to recent research published in the INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, companies that use augmented reality (AR) glasses as a new training and workforce tool to boost worker productivity risk stunting workforce innovation and ingenuity.

Why Companies Should Pay More Attention to Customers Last in Line

Why Companies Should Pay More Attention to Customers Last in Line

The Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2022

Tempted to walk away when you’re at the end of a line? You’re not alone. Being last in line negatively impacts your satisfaction and makes it more likely you’ll bail before getting to the front, says Ryan Buell, professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, whose research was published last year in the journal Management Science.

Supply Chain Transparency: A Growth Engine in the Wake of Crises

Supply Chain Transparency: A Growth Engine in the Wake of Crises

CEVA Logistics, April 28, 2022

The twin events in Ukraine and Shanghai have shattered the core assumptions underlying global supply chains. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall more than three decades ago, multinational corporations had often been able to separate business and geopolitics, assuming that world leaders generally make rational decisions regardless of their ideology. However, with Putin's invasion of Ukraine and Shanghai's severe, month-long lockdown, it's clear that such assumptions were wildly over-optimistic.

Are face masks needed on airplanes?
Sheldon Jacobson: We need clear and sensible information about when to wear a face mask

Sheldon Jacobson: We need clear and sensible information about when to wear a face mask

Chicago Tribune, April 25, 2022

The CDC guidelines on community risk (which effectively provides guidance on when to wear a face mask in public venues) focuses on new infection rates, hospitalization admissions, and hospital bed availability, making them reactive. The current uptick of infections with the new omicron variant, BA.2, has been slow to produce many severe cases. This means that around 90% of counties are labeled low risk, with under 1% of counties labeled high risk.

What’s going on with the air travel mask mandate?

What’s going on with the air travel mask mandate?

The Hill, April 19, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had extended the federal mask mandate on U.S. airlines, rail and bus systems by two weeks, until May 3. During that period, the CDC planned to explore in-depth what is happening in the COVID-19 pandemic.