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Academic language…you have to wonder

My colleague, Ian MacMillan, brought to my attention the abstract for a paper on sleep deprivation and team performance which appeared in the most recent edition of one of our academic journals.  It reads, as follows:

We introduce the construct of sleep deprivation to the team-level management literature by integrating theory and research on sleep deprivation and group behavior. We propose that sleep deprivation has a negative monotonic, but nonlinear, influence on team decision-making accuracy and problem solving. We then propose that task, structural, and social characteristics accentuate or attenuate the influence of sleep deprivation on team decision-making accuracy and problem solving.

Quite a set of statements. 

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