Understanding loneliness at work during COVID-19 and in the future

Understanding loneliness at work during COVID-19 and in the future

Many of us have now spent the last four months working from home and being isolated from friends, family, and colleagues. While the exact impacts are still being investigated, researchers at RSM are already thinking of solutions and preparing for the future.

2020-07 Webinar - Understanding loneliness
2020-07 Webinar - Understanding loneliness  
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About the speakers

Steffen R. Giessner is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Change at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). He holds an MSc in Psychology from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, and a PhD in Psychology from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany. His research is located at the intersection of organizational psychology and management. His primary research topics are employee support during organizational merger, follower’s perceptions of leadership, antecedents of leader behavior, and non-verbal communication of power. He has authored and co-authored papers in the areas of organizational behavior, management, and psychology. His research received media coverage in outlets like the New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Manager and Wall Street Journal.

Hodar Lam is a PhD candidate in Organisational Behaviour at RSM, Erasmus University. With a background in HRM and counselling, Hodar's research focuses on emotions and well-being issues at work. Specifically in his PhD, he is examining loneliness among leaders. Hodar has taught courses in leadership, diversity, social psychology, and the psychology of adulthood.