Study of the Day: When Teamwork Isn’t Democratic, Everyone Benefits

first_imgThe Atlantic:PROBLEM: Though many believe that equality within a team is important, does this flat power structure really improve a group’s performance?METHODOLOGY: Researchers led by Richard Ronay randomly assigned 138 undergraduate students to one of three experimental conditions — primed to feel high in power, low in power, and baseline or control. They organized subjects into same-sex teams of three high-power participants and three low-power participants or groups with one high-power, one low-power, and one baseline participant. They then measured the teams’ performance in a task that required group interdependence wherein each member was required to make words from 16 letters and then work as a group to combine the words into as many sentences as possible. They also measured how the groups fared on a second task that did not require subjects to coordinate their efforts.Read the whole story: The Atlantic More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Wi-Fi Innovator Cees Links Honored with Golden Mousetrap Lifetime Achievement Award

first_imgQorvo has announced that Cees Links, the GM of their Wireless Connectivity business has been recognized for his significant contributions to the Wi-Fi industry with the prestigious Design News 2017 Golden Mousetrap Lifetime Achievement Award presented on Feb.7 in Anaheim, California.Cees Links, is considered a pioneer in wireless data, advancing and integrating the worlds of mobile computing and continuous networking. He began his career at NCR Computers, where he was responsible for developing the world’s first wireless local area network (LAN) product in 1990. He continued his innovative work in wireless technology under different companies, including AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems, and in 1999 closed a deal with Apple that made wireless LANs a standard feature in notebook computers. He founded GreenPeak Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company which focused on wireless technology for ultra-low power, remote sense and control networks for consumer electronics. GreenPeak was acquired by Qorvo in 2016.As head of the Qorvo Wireless Connectivity business unit, Links currently leads the design and development of wireless semiconductor systems for connected devices, including advanced RF chips and software for smart home data communications and the Internet of Things (IoT). He helped establish the Wi-Fi Alliance, as well as the IEEE 802.11 standardization committee, which has become the basis for ZigBee® sense and control networking technology and standardization.last_img read more