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Yael Grushka-Cockayne

Heathrow Airport Operations: Data Connections to Improve Flight Connections

With the help of a predictive machine-learning algorithm, Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne offers new hope for beleaguered airport passengers changing planes. Implemented at Heathrow Airport, the system is a game changer for management, demonstrating how industries can use data to save millions in costly overstaffing and dissatisfied customers.

Data Matters: 4 Workplace Functions

Darden experts offer some examples of varied workplace functions on which data analytics can have massive impact. It serves, drives and can lead to wild (though methodically so) success in multiple and varied areas of an organization. 

The Stakeholder Podcast: Project Management

Professor Ed Freeman’s new The Stakeholder Podcast features interviews with some of the world’s best theorists, policy makers, scholars, authors, and practitioners of stakeholder thinking. In a recent episode, Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne shares what stakeholder theory has to do with her research and teaching and project management.

Business Leaders Look to the Past to Inform the Future

It is important for business leaders and students, and those who train them, to utilize institutions like the United Sates Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Museum of African American History and Culture as opportunities to reflect on how our action or inaction affects others — and what that compels us to do to pursue excellence as leaders.

3 Keys to Project Management: Lessons From the 21st Century Battlefield

For any business delivering a project, service or result, a keen understanding of project management principles can be the crux of success or failure not just for a specific project, but for a whole team or business; stakes are high. The same is true in the military, where the stakes can literally be a matter of life and death.

Data, Data Everywhere: How Top Companies Find New Opportunities to Innovate

There are many ways to think about the recent explosion of digital technologies and data. Not surprisingly, the ubiquity of personal information that can be easily and cheaply collected from online and offline transactions, social media and sensors embedded in a growing array of physical objects such as TVs and smartphones, can trigger suspicion, a

Three Things: Better Project Management

In this Three Things video, Darden Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne explains the questions a manager can answer to prioritize and execute projects more effectively.

BizBasics: ‘Wisdom of Crowds’

Darden Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne discusses the wisdom of crowds and explains how a collection of opinions can forecast the future.

Too Many Expert Opinions in the Bunch? Trim Them Down

To improve the value gained from collectives of professional opinions, look to sizable crowds, use your best judgment about which experts to choose based on historical data and request diversity in the range of forecasts you will consider.