Ideas Made to Matter Productivity

Research proves it: Naps save you money

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New research suggests that taking a 30-minute nap during work can increase productivity and prompt more deposits into your savings account.

Apr 13, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Social Media

An ‘accuracy nudge’ could curtail COVID-19 misinformation

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People are less likely to share falsehoods about the new coronavirus and COVID-19 when prompted to consider accuracy.

Mar 23, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

How to curb a pandemic: Wash your hands at the airport

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Improved handwashing habits at airports — even just a few — would curb the global spread of disease, new research finds.

Mar 2, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

Is there a seat for employees in U.S. boardrooms?

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Three economists study the pros and cons of worker representation on executive boards.

Dec 23, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

The top 10 MIT Sloan news stories of 2019

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Fixing a toxic work culture, the value of coaches, and other stories that caught readers’ attention this year.

Dec 3, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

MIT Sloan faculty insights: 6 books from 2019

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From the history of liberty to the future of R&D, here are some of the books from MIT Sloan faculty that arrived in 2019.

Nov 25, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

5 from MIT Sloan honored at Thinkers50 awards

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Thinkers50 recognizes business thought leaders from around the world. Here are the MIT Sloan researchers honored this year.

Nov 20, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Innovation

Forget ‘fail fast.’ Here’s how to truly master digital innovation

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Failure rarely offers useful lessons, research shows. Asking questions and admitting what you don’t know leads to successful digital innovation.

Oct 9, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Public Policy

A customized approach to high-opportunity housing

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A customized search program helped low-income families find and move to good neighborhoods to raise their children.

Sep 3, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Supply Chain

Supply chain visibility boosts consumer trust

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Companies that make the effort to learn more about their supply chain can see higher sales among some consumers.

Aug 20, 2019
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