Take 5: Research-Backed Tips for Scheduling Your Day
Kellogg faculty offer ideas for working smarter and not harder.
Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki, Maria Ibanez, Nicola Persico, Robert L. Bray, Jan A. Van Mieghem, Itai Gurvich and and coauthors
April 1, 2023
Take 5: How to Become an Expert in Something New
Turns out, there’s a “special sauce” that can help you get there. But expertise can also come with a curse.
Researchers: Jan A. Van Mieghem, Brian Uzzi, Luis Rayo, Lu Liu, Jillian Chown, Dashun Wang, Matthew D. Rocklage, Derek D. Rucker, Loran Nordgren and Steven Franconeri
October 25, 2021
Looking to Further Digitize Your Operations? This Tool Can Help.
There’s no single solution or easy answer. But you can use this framework to audit your efforts and figure out your next move.
Researchers: Jan A. Van Mieghem and Robert Boute
June 18, 2021
Do Doctors Who Supervise Residents Spend Less Time with Patients?
Data from two ERs suggest that patients at teaching hospitals aren’t losing out on face time with senior physicians.
Researchers: Ernest Wang, Yue Yin, Itai Gurvich, Morris Kharasch, Clifford Rice, Jared Novack, Christine Babcock, James Ahn, Steven Bowman and Jan A. Van Mieghem
January 2, 2020
Take 5: How to Increase Your Office's Productivity
Research-backed tips for improving workflows and discouraging slacking.
Researchers: Michael Powell, Robert L. Bray, Nicola Persico, George Georgiadis, Jan A. Van Mieghem and Chaithanya Bandi
July 5, 2019
Take 5: How to Build a Collaborative Workplace
Simple strategies for reaping the benefits of collaboration.
Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones, J. Keith Murnighan, Leigh Thompson, Brian Uzzi, Jan A. Van Mieghem and Dashun Wang
March 13, 2019
What’s the Best Way to Learn a New Skill—by Doing or by Viewing?
An analysis of eBay coders shows that studying a colleague’s work can pay off. Just be careful whose shoulder you’re looking over.
Researchers: Yue Yin, Itai Gurvich, Stephanie McReynolds, Debora Seys and Jan A. Van Mieghem
February 4, 2019
Attention Passengers: Your Next Flight Will Likely Arrive Early. Here’s Why.
The reason has less to do with planes and airport logistics than a strategic move by airlines.
Researchers: Dennis J. Zhang, Yuval Salant and Jan A. Van Mieghem
November 6, 2018
How “Speed Factories” Help Companies Adapt to Capricious Consumers
For certain trendy products, these local but expensive plants can be a smart investment.
Researchers: Robert Boute, Stephen M. Disney and Jan A. Van Mieghem
July 3, 2018
How Much Does It Cost to Manufacture Overseas Versus at Home?
A new tool helps companies calculate whether to offshore, manufacture locally, or dual source.
Researchers: Robert Boute and Jan A. Van Mieghem
July 10, 2017
How to Predict Demand for Your New Product
Relying on manager expertise and market research may not be enough.
Researchers: Kejia Hu, Jason Acimovic, Francisco Erize, Doug Thomas and Jan A. Van Mieghem
March 10, 2017
A Gentle Nudge Can Increase Participation in MOOCs
Reminders to collaborate benefit students in massive open online courses.
Researchers: Dennis J. Zhang, Gad Allon and Jan A. Van Mieghem
December 7, 2015
When Collaboration Takes a Toll on Productivity
A look at the cost of collaboration among highly skilled workers.
Researchers: Jan A. Van Mieghem, Itai Gurvich, Lu Wang and Kevin J. O'Leary
July 6, 2015
From Web Visits to Firm Orders
Analyzing web visitor click data to streamline sales efforts
Researchers: Tingliang Huang and Jan A. Van Mieghem
December 1, 2010
Global Dual Sourcing Strategies
Should you source your carbon fiber bicycle frames from Mexico or China?
Researchers: Gad Allon and Jan A. Van Mieghem
June 1, 2009