What if using a ride-hailing app like Uber or Lyft could help decrease a city’s carbon emissions? Combined with public transit use and municipal policy changes, that’s beginning to happen. However, the bigger, less understood question is what motivates people to choose their cars over the bus, or Uber over walking to work. New data-driven research from Desautels Professor Animesh Animesh shows the environmental impact of ride-hailing and how comprehensive urban planning policies could make the skies a lot clearer.
Walk into any hospital and you’ll witness a complex, multi-level system of personnel in action, interacting with each other, with patients, and with high-tech equipment around the clock. Given this complexity, healthcare systems naturally face management challenges—the COVID-19 pandemic amplified those challenges and introduced new ones, including rampant staff shortages due to illness and burnout. How can management insights gleaned from the pandemic help healthcare move forward into sustainable systems that prioritize the well-being of both practitioners and patients?