Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
November 24, 2019 Vol. 20, No. 24

Inaugural newsletter issue May 10, 2000, this is issue 509

In this issue

1) How does an agile person cope with adversity?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) How does an agile person cope with adversity?

by Daniel J. Power and Ciara Heavin

People, teams, and organizations frequently encounter adverse or unfavorable circumstances, calamity, difficulties, or distress. Sometimes the adversity is an inevitable part of the change process, sometimes it is extremely serious or continuous and must be overcome quickly. For example, it is common for teams and organizations trying agile for the first time to experience adversity like people resisting the change, miscommunications, status issues, project interruptions, and even conflict, cf., Pavkovic (2016). People with an agile mindset attack problems and tasks directly, work with a positive attitude and provide suggestions to overcome adversity and obstacles. They care about their performance, the outcomes of their decision-making, and about how decisions and performance impact their team/organization and/or clients.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

11/20/2019 Urban leaders power the future with Oracle. Check release.

11/19/2019 Use of AI in healthcare hiring doubles. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. 2019 Pre-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium, December 14-15, 2019 in Munich, Germany. Check site.

2. HICSS 2020: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Jan. 7, 2020-Jan. 10, 2020. Check site.

3. Call for Papers: IFIP WG8.3 Decision Support 2020 in Wroclaw, Poland, June 24-26, 2020. Deadline December 15, 2019. Check release.

4. Call for Papers AMCIS 2020 SIGDSA, August 12-16, 2020, Salt Lake City, Utah. Submission begins January 6, 2020. Check release.

5. KDD 2020 will convene in San Diego, California Aug. 22-27, 2020. Check release.

6. Call for articles Journal of Business Analytics, an official journal of the Operational Research Society. The journal serves the emerging and rapidly growing community of business analytics both in academia and industry. Check


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Power & Heavin (2018) argue "Digital disruption is accelerating. Implementing a successful digital transformation strategy requires that senior managers make trade-off decisions to reinvent a business. Equally important all decision makers must learn to ask the right questions, use data and computer support in decision making, and increase their knowledge and skills. Creating a data-centric culture and rewarding data-based decision making leads to successful digital transformation."


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