Social distancing, Zombie apocalypse, remote teams

01 Jun 2020
AOM Insights


Organizations Can Help Heal Social Distancing Problems

Organizations have been using three methods to counter prejudice, isolation, and hopelessness related to social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Countless films and most recently, the television series The Walking Dead, can provide real-life lessons on how to effectively manage groups working amid a doomsday situation.

Emotions felt during initial team meetings can having lasting effects on which team members gain or lose influence over time.

“Rather than being a surefire path to salvation in times of trouble, pivoting can create a whole new set of survival-threatening troubles,” a researcher says.


A Rural Indian Perspective on Work-Life Balance

Wives, husbands—and often extended family who live with them—must reckon with all the tasks that women typically do at home and determine who will do them instead.

A U.S. university has been using the questions since 2013 to improve students’ ethical reasoning and decision-making skills.

With new generations entering the workforce, organizations will benefit by being more aware and responsive to the evolution of personal identities regarding gender and race.

Many employers seem to be more sensitive to claims of mistreatment at work. But employees’ perceptions of mistreatment vary widely, creating an array of challenges for managers.

Temporary workers departures mean coworkers have to change work routines to accommodate the exits, and have to divert part of their resources to the replacements.

Many social and economic factors have been blamed for rising inequality. But the role of organizations gets overlooked.

In the global fashion industry, working in foreign countries is a powerful driver of the creativity at top design houses. It’s a concept that’s readily tailored to suit managers in other sectors.

AOM and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Resources for Academy of Management members:

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Scientific American


Psychology Today




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