About this Research Topic
The Coronavirus pandemic has aggressively revolutionized the working of organizations around the world. With such a drastic change in their work environment and lives, employees' needs associated with their wellbeing have also been transformed. Thus, it is important for organizations to manage such needs posed by the post COVID’s “new normal” to keep the wellbeing of themselves and their employees intact.
The “new normal” at work in the post-COVID times has emerged with the challenges posed by the new work arrangements, such as working from home and flexible working hours. Moreover, these challenges demand that organizations around the world reassess their policies, strategies, procedures, processes and prospects related to their employees’ wellbeing, which may have a positive impact on their own wellbeing too.
In particular, “the new normal” at work has been challenging for organizations in maintaining a healthy relationship with their employees. For example, managing the flexible working hours of their employees, facilitating remote work arrangements/assignments for their employees, maintaining the work-life balance of their employees, and so forth. Thus, it is immensely important for the wellbeing of organizations and their employees that these challenges are managed well.
The goal of this Research Topic is to attract novel scholarly work to find out the ways which may help in managing employees' and organizations’ wellbeing with the perspective of the “new normal”. It is indeed a narrowly researched area, given that the consideration of the post-COVID era is still a very recent phenomenon.
The scope of the research for this collection lies within the boundaries of Organizational Psychology and Behavior. In particular, it aspires to target the prominent scholars in these domains to contribute their critical research work aimed at helping business organizations around the world, to understand and handle the individual and organizational wellbeing during this “new normal” of the post-COVID era.
Hence the researchers attracted in this collection should aim to help business organizations and their management officials in ensuring a healthy, productive and flexible work culture and environment for their employees and organizations’ wellbeing. With regard to this, they are encouraged to utilize different methodological approaches to build strong empirical arguments in their respective studies.
Keywords: Employee wellbeing, Organizational wellbeing, Cognitive wellbeing, Psychological capital and wellbeing, Employee resilience and wellbeing, Emotional wellbeing, Physical wellbeing, Financial wellbeing, Social wellbeing, Work-life balance, Flexible work, Remote work, Performance pressure and anxiety, Burnout
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