COVID-19 and the future of work and organisational psychology

SA Journal of Industrial Psychology

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Title COVID-19 and the future of work and organisational psychology
Creator Pérez-Nebra, Amalia Sklaveniti, Chrysavgi Islam, Gazi Petrović, Ivana Pickett, Jennifer Alija, Makfire Bal, P. Matthijs Tekeste, Milena Vukelić, Milica Bazana, Sandiso Sanderson, Zoe
Subject Organisational behaviour; work psychology COVID-19; corona; work and organisational psychology; theory; neglected perspectives
Description Orientation: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused a ‘coronafication’ of research and academia, including the instrumentalisation of academic research towards the demands of society and governments. Whilst an enormous number of special issues and articles are devoted on the topic, there are few fundamental reflections on how the current pandemic will affect science and work and organisational psychology in the long run.Research purpose: The current overview, written by a group of members of the Future of Work and Organisational Psychology (FOWOP) Movement, focuses on the central issues relating to work and organisational psychology that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.Motivation for the study: The study discusses the inability of dominant theories in work and organisational psychology to understand contemporary problems and the need to advance the theoretical realm of work psychology. We also discuss the need for pluralism in methodologies to understand the post-COVID-19 workplace, the urgency of attending to neglected voices and populations during the COVID-19 crisis and teaching during COVID-19.Research approach/design and method: This article uses conceptual argumentation.Main findings: The COVID-19 crisis forces work psychology to address at least its theorising, methods, unheard voices and teaching in the COVID-19 crisis.Practical/managerial implications: On the basis of this article, researchers and practitioners may be better aware of the neglected perspectives in the current pandemic.Contribution/value-add: This article adds to the understanding of the future directions for a sustainable Work and Organisational Psychology as an applied scientific discipline during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
Publisher AOSIS
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Date 2021-05-14
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Identifier 10.4102/sajip.v47i0.1854
Source SA Journal of Industrial Psychology; Vol 47 (2021); 9 pages 2071-0763 0258-5200
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Amalia Pérez-Nebra, Chrysavgi Sklaveniti, Gazi Islam, Ivana Petrović, Jennifer Pickett, Makfire Alija, P. Matthijs Bal, Milena Tekeste, Milica Vukelić, Sandiso Bazana, Zoe Sanderson