1st Edition

Psychological Insights for Understanding COVID-19 and Work

Edited By Cary L. Cooper Copyright 2021
    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    160 Pages
    by Routledge

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    In the Psychological Insights for Understanding COVID-19 series, international experts introduce important themes in psychological science that engage with people’s unprecedented experience of the pandemic, drawing together chapters as they originally appeared before COVID-19 descended on the world.

    This timely and accessible book brings together a selection of chapters offering insights into issues surrounding work and the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring content on topics such as health and wellbeing, work-family, flexible hours, organisational communication, talent management, recovery from work, employee engagement and flourishing, burnout, and organisational interventions, the book includes a specially written introduction contextualising the chapters in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. Reflecting on how psychological research is relevant during a significant global event, the introduction examines the potential future impact of the pandemic on the practice and study of psychology and our lives more generally.

    Featuring theory and research on key topics germane to the global pandemic, the Psychological Insights for Understanding COVID-19 series offers thought-provoking reading for professionals, students, academics and policy makers concerned with the psychological consequences of COVID-19 for individuals, families and society.

    Sir Cary L. Cooper

    1. “The balanced communications diet for business: principles for working smarter, not harder in a connected world”
    Nicola J. Millard
    From Flexible Work: Designing our Healthier Future Lives

    2. “Wellbeing”
    Ian Hesketh and Sir Cary L. Cooper
    From Managing Health and Wellbeing in the Public Sector: A Guide to Best Practice

    3. “The future of work – talent required”
    Maggi Evans, John Arnold, and Andrew Rothwell
    From From Talent Management to Talent Liberation: A Practical Guide for Professionals, Managers and Leaders

    4. “Prosocial Practices, Positive Identity, and Flourishing at Work”
    Jane E. Dutton, Laura Morgan Roberts, and Jeff Bednar
    From Positive Psychological Science: Improving Everyday Life, Well-Being, Work, Education, and Societies Across the Globe

    5. “Understanding the Role of Personal Coping Strategy in Decreasing Work and Family Conflict”
    Anit Somech and Anat Drach-Zahavy
    From The Work-Family Interface in Global Context

    6. “Work, Rest and Play”
    Frances McMurtie and Monique F. Crane
    From Managing for Resilience: A Practical Guide for Employee Wellbeing and Organizational Performance

    7. “Managing and Preventing Employee Burnout”
    Edward M. Mone and Manuel London
    From Employee Engagement Through Effective Performance Management: A Practical Guide for Managers, Second Edition

    8. “Getting everyone on the same page: Cocreated program logic (COP)”
    Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz, Anne Richter, and Henna Hasson
    From Organizational Interventions for Health and Well-being: A Handbook for Evidence-Based Practice


    Sir Cary L. Cooper is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK, President of the CIPD and Co-Chair of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work.