The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect

A domino is a small rectangular block of wood or plastic with one or more ends marked with dots that resemble those on dice. Generally the dominoes are twice as long as they are wide and each end is marked with a value ranging from six to none or blank. A domino can be stacked on top of another to create a structure. The word domino is also used as a noun to describe a set of these tiles and as an idiom to refer to any situation where one small trigger sets off a series of events that continue to unfold, affecting more than just the original subject.

For example, when the Detroit Free Press asked employees at Domino’s Pizza what they thought of their employer, many responded that Domino’s was a company that put its customers first. The company took this feedback seriously and quickly began putting changes into place to show its commitment to its customers. This was a classic example of the Domino Effect at work, as it led to a shift in employee attitudes and behavior, which then affected other areas of the business.

Domino Effect

As a result of these positive changes, the company’s reputation improved and sales increased. Domino’s also took this opportunity to reinforce some of its core values, including the importance of listening to its employees. This new line of communication not only helped Domino’s improve its relationship with its own employees, but it also helped the company build a strong and loyal customer base.

Domino is a popular game that can be played with two or more people. The rules of the game vary, but a basic set typically contains 28 square dominoes with two different sets of alternating colored sides. Each domino is marked with a value on each of its two ends, or “ends,” and the player places their domino on a surface, matching one of the ends of their tile to the end of an existing domino. If the player correctly matches one of the pips to the number on the other end of the domino, that piece is then added to the domino line and play continues.

The more dominoes are added to the line, the higher the score. The game can be a relaxing way to spend time with friends, and the design possibilities are endless. Players can make straight lines, curved lines that form pictures, grids that look like walls, or even 3D structures such as towers and pyramids.

Domino artist Hevesh is known for her intricate domino creations, and some of her largest works take several nail-biting minutes to fall. She credits physics with her success, especially the physical force of gravity. When a domino is knocked over, the potential energy it had stored in its inertia becomes available to push other dominoes toward Earth. It’s this principle that makes the process of domino art so exciting to watch. It’s as though each little change Hevesh makes to her creation activates a series of similar changes in the world around her.