CORONAVIRUS

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FOCUS: 2019-20 Coronavirus Outbreak

Where does the virus come from? How dangerous is it? How can you prevent contracting it? And when will a vaccine be available?

Q&A

“What Is the Secret of Remote Working?”
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“What Is the Secret of Remote Working?”

The coronavirus pandemic is currently forcing many companies to advise employees to work from home. Here are four steps to help make this organizational crisis a success.

To Say the Unsayable
To Say the Unsayable

When something terrible happens, terrible communication should be avoided. This is how.

Your “Back to the Office” Guide
Your “Back to the Office” Guide

Here’s how to get back on track after a business interruption.

What's Next?

Even If the Pandemic Is Over, It Is Not Over.

How Pandemics Change the World
How Pandemics Change the World

The COVID-19 outbreak will not only have a direct impact on our lives and economies now – the consequences will continue to preoccupy us for several years, if not decades.

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Fight the Pandemic, Save the Economy

Locking it all down: Is the cure really worse than the disease?

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Emily Bazelon

Restarting America Means People Will Die

The coronavirus pandemic makes it difficult to consider America’s future.

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Why COVID-19 Is Hitting Us Now – and How to Prepare for the Next Outbreak

COVID-19 won’t be the world’s last outbreak, so governments need to be ready for the next one.

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Smarter COVID-19 Decision-Making

As the world panics over the COVID-19 pandemic, how can you remain rational and make the right decisions?

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Women at the Core of the Fight Against COVID-19 Crisis

Women make up the majority of COVID-19 caregivers, working without pay at a time of economic vulnerability.

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Andrea Renda and Rosa. J Castro

Chronicle of a Pandemic Foretold

Well before 2020, a pandemic was on the radar screens of world leaders. But they looked away.

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Stay Fit & Healthy

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getAbstract Gets Moving

The government shut down the gyms and told us to stay home – and now my neighborhood is full of joggers. Something funny seems to be happening here.

“What Does a Healthy Life Look Like?”
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“What Does a Healthy Life Look Like?”

Two cornerstones of a physically and mentally healthy life are healthy eating and exercise habits. In the current crisis, especially if you’re working from home, paying proper attention to them can be a struggle. Take heed of these insights from our library to stay healthy and fit.

Global Updates

The Pandemic Affects Different Parts of the World at Different Times – What Can We Learn From Each Other?

Italy

“Everything Will Be All Right” – Hopefully
Gundula Stoll (left): “A woman in our village, who used to sew underwear on contract, has made 100 face masks for everyone […] People have been painting, crocheting and embroidering rainbows with the tagline #andratuttobene - #everythingwillbeallright”
“Everything Will Be All Right” – Hopefully

Almost three weeks into the total lockdown in Italy, there may be some hopeful signs hidden in the gloom. Yet when I last wrote about the potential impact of restrictions on people’s overall health, I thought that physical health was at the heart of the matter. Now, social and psychological health are also suffering from […]

China

Turn a Corner and There Is Hope
Turn a Corner and There Is Hope

For the first time in months, we are receiving good news from China: The number of domestic cases of COVID-19 reported there just dropped to zero. So, what is life like in Beijing? And what can the rest of the world – with so many problems yet to be solved – learn?

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Michael Hudecheck, Charlotta Sirén, Dietmar Grichnik and Joakim Wincent

How Companies Can Respond to the Coronavirus

Businesses can learn from China’s experience coping with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis.

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FAQ
“Locked Up: How Do I Prepare My Family and Myself for a Coronavirus Quarantine?”
“Locked Up: How Do I Prepare My Family and Myself for a Coronavirus Quarantine?”

You can still make the best out of this period of isolation.

“How Can I Cope With a Possible Loss of Control in My Professional or Private Life?”
“How Can I Cope With a Possible Loss of Control in My Professional or Private Life?”

Sometimes things don’t go as planned. No matter!

“How Do I Overcome Fears and Get Ahead?”
“How Do I Overcome Fears and Get Ahead?”

Fear is a bad adviser. Fortunately, there is good advice to get rid of it.

“How Can I Combat Loneliness as a Remote Worker?”
“How Can I Combat Loneliness as a Remote Worker?”

Admit to and be pro-active about your feelings of loneliness.

“How Do You Make Remote Learning Fun and Successful?”
“How Do You Make Remote Learning Fun and Successful?”

It’s just you and a computer screen. Yes, you can learn this way, but you will need fellow travelers to keep you on track.

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2019–20 Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious viral respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), also known as “novel coronavirus.” Reports in December 2019, from Wuhan, China, first cited the disease, which has spread globally, resulting in the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic that affects people and businesses worldwide.

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BACKGROUND

It Shouldn’t Take a Virus to Let Employees Work from Home
It Shouldn’t Take a Virus to Let Employees Work from Home

The hidden benefits of remote work are surprisingly plentiful.

How to Lead Remote Employees in the Wake of COVID-19
How to Lead Remote Employees in the Wake of COVID-19

Six pieces of practical advice to turn a challenge into a chance.

“How Do I Convince My Relatives and Colleagues to Take Social Distancing Seriously?”
“How Do I Convince My Relatives and Colleagues to Take Social Distancing Seriously?”

One uncomfortable situation, three ways to get out of it.

“How Do I Respond to a Serious Corporate Crisis?”
“How Do I Respond to a Serious Corporate Crisis?”

Stock market prices are falling, the workforce is threatened with illness – and you have to keep a cool head?

Become a Remote Learner!

“How Do You Make Remote Learning Fun and Successful?”
“How Do You Make Remote Learning Fun and Successful?”

It’s just you and a computer screen. Yes, you can learn this way, but you will need fellow travelers to keep you on track.

Become a Remote Leader!

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Time Management

Invest time to save time: Read all the relevant information about time management here.

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