UCL School of Management

2 July 2020

Dr Sunny Lee looks at the effect of COVID-19 on the Workplace

Image displaying the title of the paper: implications, issues and insights for future research and action

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused epidemiological havoc across the world and has brought a raft of fundamental challenges for both employees and organisations. For example, a number of people have lost their jobs, many organisations have had to rethink the way they operate and we have even seen some new industries emerging as a result of the pandemic.

A recent review paper by various leading academics looks to help tackle these unique challenges. As a member of the UCL School of Management’s COVID19 Knowledge Portal Dr Sunny Lee contributed to the paper which addresses the workplace implications of COVID-19, including emerging work patterns and practices (e.g., working from home, virtual teams), its economic and social-psychological impacts on employees, and how employees’ social-economic and demographic characteristics (e.g., age, race and ethnicity, gender, personality, family status, and culture) exacerbate the detrimental impacts of the pandemic on some employees.
Last updated Friday, 14 August 2020