Dear DAS members and friends,
we hope this message finds you well and safe.
We are excited to announce the new incoming webinar of our DAS webinar series.
Thursday, May 20th 2021
12:00 noon ET
Yan Chen, University of Michigan
Professor Chen will talk to us about "Virtual Teams in a Gig Economy".
Abstract: While the gig economy provides flexible jobs for millions of workers globally, a lack of organization identity and co-worker bonds contributes to their low engagement and high attrition rates. To test the impact of virtual teams on worker productivity, retention and well-being, we conduct a field experiment with 27,790 drivers on a ride-sharing platform. We organize drivers into teams that are randomly assigned to receiving their team ranking, or individual ranking within their team, or individual performance information (control). We find that treated drivers generate significantly higher revenue. Furthermore, drivers in the team ranking treatment continue to be more engaged three months after the end of the experiment. Survey data suggest that peer learning and team identity contribute to the virtual team efficacy.
The webinar will be held through the Zoom online platform. To access the link, please open the following webpage:
and then click on the "Join Webinar here" blue button.
It will be a wonderful occasion to get together, listen to a star researcher in our field and to talk about Decision Analysis and the Decision Analysis Society upcoming events.
Please feel free to forward it to anyone who could be interested among your students, colleagues or departments.
Looking forward to meeting you all there,
Emanuele with Karen and Yael
Emanuele Borgonovo, DAS President
Yael Grushka-Cockayne, DAS President Elect
Karen Jenni, DAS Past President
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
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