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Decision Science Digest: May 30, 2024
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BALTIMORE, MD, May 30, 2024 –

EDITOR’S NOTE: Decision Science Digest is a periodic communique highlighting recent peer-reviewed research published by INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, across its 17 journals. This issue highlights four press releases based on the findings of new peer-reviewed articles. 

  • Increasing Efficiency & Care in the Hospital System: Reducing a Nurse’s Workload by One Patient Leads to 14% Speedup in Service to Other Patients (INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management)
  • Incorporating Diversity Equally: What Group Size Reveals About Perceptions on Diversity (INFORMS journal Organization Science)
  • New Research Reveals Bias in Awards for NBA Players When a High-Profile Player is on the Team (INFORMS journal Organization Science)
  • Embracing a New Normal: How Restaurants Can Adjust to Stay Afloat in a World of DoorDash and Grubhub (INFORMS journal Service Science)
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Do you prefer self-serve checkouts?
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Self-checkout, yes or no? People tend to be divisive on this issue; some use it all the time, and some never do. And for some, it depends on how many items they are buying, using self-checkout for short shopping lists. Meanwhile, some individuals specifically avoid it because they believe that they are taking jobs from human cashiers. 

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Disney World Implements Psychological Tricks To Lure Guests Into Ride Queues
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Though every part of a Disney World vacation is meant to be magical, most frequent visitors to the parks can think of at least a few things about a Disney trip that are anything but magical. Perhaps one of the most agreed upon of those things is waiting in line for a ride or attraction.

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Decision Science Digest: May 30, 2024

Decision Science Digest: May 30, 2024

News Release, May 30, 2024

BALTIMORE, MD, May 30, 2024 –

EDITOR’S NOTE: Decision Science Digest is a periodic communique highlighting recent peer-reviewed research published by INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, across its 17 journals. This issue highlights four press releases based on the findings of new peer-reviewed articles. 

  • Increasing Efficiency & Care in the Hospital System: Reducing a Nurse’s Workload by One Patient Leads to 14% Speedup in Service to Other Patients (INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management)
  • Incorporating Diversity Equally: What Group Size Reveals About Perceptions on Diversity (INFORMS journal Organization Science)
  • New Research Reveals Bias in Awards for NBA Players When a High-Profile Player is on the Team (INFORMS journal Organization Science)
  • Embracing a New Normal: How Restaurants Can Adjust to Stay Afloat in a World of DoorDash and Grubhub (INFORMS journal Service Science)
Jacobson: Will airlines’ automatic refund hurt consumers?

Jacobson: Will airlines’ automatic refund hurt consumers?

Boston Herald, May 29, 2024

The new policy gets problematic when a flight is canceled or delayed. If the airlines are required to issue a refund to the traveler, and the flyer unwittingly agrees to the refund, then they may be left to rebook their own flights.

Pitfalls of Engineering Communication That Lead to Technical Debt - Part 1

Pitfalls of Engineering Communication That Lead to Technical Debt - Part 1

Devops Digest, May 28, 2024

Over many years of research, Anita Williams Woolley, a psychologist at Carnegie Mellon University, discovered that the qualities we often associate with great teams — individual intelligence, certain personality traits, personal motivation and satisfaction, and a feeling of cohesion and camaraderie — are not always reliable predictors of team success.

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