human factors

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

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Recent Examples on the Web The human factors—including communication—are also the most likely to be underestimated by owners looking to sell their companies. Sharon Heaton, Forbes, 1 July 2022 Researchers now understand many of the human factors that undermine rip-current safety, but overcoming them is a whole other challenge. Chloe Williams, The Atlantic, 20 June 2022 SaaS applications need to be operationally simple, minimizing human factors that lead to breaches or lost data. Jaspreet Singh, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2022 The biggest hurdles to digital transformation are human factors, with departmental politics and lack of leadership ranking far higher than lack of resources or budget. Joe Mckendrick, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 In 2019 Don Harris, a professor of human factors at Coventry University in the UK, conducted a focus group and survey on the prospect of flying on an airliner with just one pilot. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 13 Jan. 2022 When optimizing customer experience (CX) systems and processes, organizations can lose sight of the human factors involved. Matthew Ainsworth, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 Leaders keyed into the human factors driving the Great Resignation, and who build a culture of belonging for their existing workers, are best positioned to attract and retain them, a report from Ernst & Young (EY) found last week. Jane Thier, Fortune, 10 Nov. 2021 The team provided the AI with environmental and human factors, as well as economic aspects. Annie Brown, Forbes, 23 Oct. 2021 See More

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1946, in the meaning defined above

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