2020-21 COVID 19 and Organizational Behavior

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  1. This page is for the COVID-19 & Organizational Behavior plenary
  2. You can also access the Racial Inequality and Systemic Racism in Organizations plenary

OB Division Rapid Research Plenary: COVID-19 & Organizational Behavior

Saturday, August 8th
1:30pm-3:00pm (EST)

Synchronous session moderated by:

  • Sigal Barsade, OB Division Chair
  • Andrew Knight, OB Division Representative

This session will involve “rapid” five-minute presentations, followed by questions for the following 7 papers presented synchronously:

  • Buffering COVID-related negative emotional states through pre-lockdown team interdependence and social support – Dana Vashdi, Jingqui Chen & Peter Bamberger
  • Escaping the Pandemic via Work-related Coping: The Impact of COVID-19 State Policies on Employee Attitudes and Behaviors – Maartje Schouten Melissa Chamerlin, Davoid Peterson
  • Of Pandemics, Politics and Personality: the Role of Conscientiousness and Political Ideology in Sharing of Fake News – Asher Lawson & Hemant Kakkar
  • How Can Organizational Leaders Help? Examining the effectiveness of leaders' responses to COVID-19 – Cheryl Gray, Shayla Bianchi, Claudia Ocana-Dominguez, Javier Sarmiento, Casey Stinger, Janelle Wells & Paul Spector
  • Sparking creativity during crisis: Collectivism buffers the negative effects of perceived threat of Covid-19 disease on employee anxiety and creativity – Anyi Ma, Fangzhou Liu & K. Savani
  • Time Fungibility: An inductive study of workers' time-use during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders – Rohin Borpujari, Stephanie Chan-Ahuja, & Eliot Sherman
  • Communication Transparency of Virtual Hierarchical Teams on Team Creative Processes – Tianyu He, Marco Minervini, Jayanth Narayanan, & Phanish Puranam

We will also have 40 papers available in a collection on the Plenary Website to give an even broader view of the illuminating research being conducted by OB scholars to better understand – and help – with worklife during this pandemic. Topics include to Boundary Management - Work/Family Interface, Culture, Emotions, Health and Well-being, Leadership, Motivation, Productivity and Virtual Work, and Teams. Please join us!