The Domino Effect


Domino is a game with a simple goal: to place all of your domino pieces on the table in such a way that they touch each other. You may play with any number of players, and each player in turn must place a domino on the table placing it so that one end is touching another domino piece or touching a line of dominoes already played on the table. The chain of dominoes then grows to a length determined by the whims and skills of each player.

The game has become popular in recent years due to its easy accessibility and the ease of learning it. Many people have also incorporated the game into their home décor by displaying the domino pieces on shelves, tables and other decorative surfaces.

In addition to being used for games, domino can be a fun tool in the classroom for teaching students basic math skills and concepts. It is a great way for students to understand the commutative property of addition. It is also an effective way to help students transition from using moveable manipulatives such as cubes to only using symbolic representations of numbers and equations.

A domino is a small rectangular block with from one to six pips or dots on its ends. There are 28 dominoes in a basic set, and most games involve matching or laying them down to create chains of domino pieces on the table. The most common domino games are block and scoring games, but there are many others, too, such as trick-taking games.

One example of the domino effect can be seen in the hospital setting when a patient is admitted to the hospital with one infection and leaves with a different or worse infection as a result of medical professionals not properly washing their hands or following basic health guidelines. This can lead to the spread of the infection to other patients, which then leads to additional infections. This type of outbreak is often referred to as a nosocomial infection, and it can be very difficult for hospitals to control.

The current labor shortage is a significant headwind to store count growth and running sales promotions, especially those that require delivery drivers. This is a challenge that Domino’s, and all QSR operators, are facing, but it is especially acute for Domino’s because of its highly focused delivery business model. The company is leaning on its extensive network of stores, supply chain efficiencies and best-in-class ROIC to navigate these challenges. In the long term, Domino’s delivery capabilities will likely continue to drive market share gains despite these staffing constraints.