Articles from January 2024

delivery trucks in traffic

Park less, walk more

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Delivery drivers waste a lot of time looking for places to park in congested areas. A new study suggests a solution is to have drivers make more deliveries on foot.
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UI professor: Let the federal government do our taxes for us

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Ryan Wilson on Radio Iowa about the possibility of introducing ReadyReturn filing in the US.
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UI professor suggests ‘brainwriting’ is much more effective than brainstorming

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Eean Crawford on Radio Iowa talking about the latest way to get great ideas from your team.
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The productivity boost missing from your to-do list

Monday, January 29, 2024
Amy Colbert in The Wall Street Journal about how creating a "done" list can motivate you.
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How Caitlin Clark’s stardom is impacting college athletics, marketing power of women in sports

Peggy Stover in the CBJ about basketball star—and marketing student—Caitlin Clark.
people waiting in a line

Think your way to a shorter wait

Saturday, January 27, 2024
Professor Alice Wang’s research shows that people who think about concrete details perceive shorter wait time.
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Forget brainstorming. Try brainwriting.

Friday, January 26, 2024
Eean Crawford in Axios on how the brainwriting process makes sure that all ideas are brought to the table and all voices are brought into the conversation.
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Need workplace changes? UI study says to ask manager, don’t tell them

Thursday, January 25, 2024
Daniel Newton on Radio Iowa about a technique for employees to get their ideas through.
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Questions are the key to meaningful results

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Daniel Newton in the Daily Herald about how tapping into a style popularized by the game show Jeopardy, employees can come across as less assertive, which is especially effective when reporting to a dominant leader.
students on the pitch at Wrexham's soccer stadium

Documentary learning

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Inspired by the Netflix documentary "Welcome to Wrexham," a group of Tippie students visited the Welsh town in January to learn about its soccer team and entrepreneurialism.