CORONAVIRUS

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FOCUS: 2019-20 Coronavirus Outbreak
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? Here are the daily updates.

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“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.

Locked Up and Going Loco?
The same view of the Corso of Spoleto as last week, but in daylight. (Gundula Stoll)
Locked Up and Going Loco?

Today it’s day 10 of the total lockdown that has effectively turned all of Italy into a ghost country: Bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses must remain closed, and people are only allowed to leave their…

“Let’s Stop This Together”
Picture from the abandoned small town of Spoleto yesterday evening 6.30 pm - actually peak time for the Passeggiata, when the Spoletini usually walk up and down the street, have an aperitivo, and above all want to see and be seen. (Gundula Stoll)
“Let’s Stop This Together”

Italy is the first European country affected by a large-scale coronavirus outbreak – being about eight to 10 days ahead of development in other major countries. What is the current situation on the ground? And…

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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The Most Frequently Asked Questions About the Corona Crisis

“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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Why the Coronavirus Could Threaten the U.S. Economy Even More Than China’s

COVID-19’s negative economic effects may be greater in the advanced economies.

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Mark Honigsbaum’s history of modern outbreaks describes today’s pandemics and future ones, including how to survive and contain them.

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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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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

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

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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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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.

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getAbstract Gets Moving
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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.

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.

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