Team members aren’t always going to agree with leaders’ goals and strategies — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In certain circumstances, having disagreement among teams, and the discourse that this disagreement elicits, can translate into success for certain types of teams who are tackling complex problems, according to researchers from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, and Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business.
Why teams perform better with divergent perspectives
The wealth gap between households of US seniors and those with children has ballooned since 1989, a new study found.
Study finds growing wealth gap between US seniors and families with children
Climate change is one of the main drivers of migration and will be increasingly so. It will even have a more significant role in the displacement of people than armed conflicts, which today cause major refugee crises.
Will climate change cause more migrants than wars?
While much attention has been paid to the dangers of e-cigarette use among teens, new research shows that more than half of all tobacco smoked by young people comes from hookahs.
Hookahs hook many young adults on tobacco
Research shows women are better positioned than men to resist the automation of work and possibly even benefit from it.
Women better positioned to resist work automation
‘Undermatching’ is a term to describe when high-performing students, typically from economically-disadvantaged households, attend less competitive colleges than their qualifications permit.
'Undermatched' students less likely to graduate on time compared to peers
The number of adolescents hospitalized in the United States for thinking about or attempting suicide has doubled in less than a decade, new research shows, a sign that anxiety and depression are taking hold of America's youth.
Large increase in US youth attempting, thinking about suicide: Study
In two speeches last week in the border states of Arizona and California, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that as a matter of enforcement, if an unauthorized migrant brings a child across the US-Mexico border without documentation, “we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law. If you don’t like that, then don’t smuggle children over our border.”
Separating children from parents at the border is torture
What do refugees use their mobile phones for? And what does it mean for aid workers in reception camps? The Leiden Center for Innovation studied this issue together with researchers from Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Data & Society.
What mobile phones mean for refugees
Many studies have shown that both minority and women scientists face disadvantages in reaching the highest levels of their careers.
Not quite a 'double bind' for minority women in science

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