Has the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the future of work or changed its course? Implications for research and practice

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Ng, Matthew A., Naranjo, Anthony, Schlotzhauer, Ann E., Shoss, Mindy K., Kartvelishvili, Nika, Bartek, Matthew, Ingraham, Kenneth, Rodriguez, Alexis, Schneider, Sara Kira, Silverlieb-Seltzer, Lauren and Silva, Carolina. (2021). Has the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the future of work or changed its course? Implications for research and practice. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18(19), p. Article 10199. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910199
AuthorsNg, Matthew A., Naranjo, Anthony, Schlotzhauer, Ann E., Shoss, Mindy K., Kartvelishvili, Nika, Bartek, Matthew, Ingraham, Kenneth, Rodriguez, Alexis, Schneider, Sara Kira, Silverlieb-Seltzer, Lauren and Silva, Carolina
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The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique transboundary crisis which has disrupted people’s way of life more dramatically than any event in generations. Given the ambiguity surrounding the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and its enduring negative effects, it is important to understand how this has affected important future of work trends. The aim of the current paper is to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on commonly discussed future of work trends relevant to occupational safety and health priority areas. These topics include work arrangements, compensation and benefits, and the organization of work. For each topic, we assess trends leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, discuss the impact of the pandemic on these trends, and conclude with implications for research and practice. Overall, the pandemic appears to have both accelerated and disrupted various trends associated with future of work topic areas. These effects are discussed in terms of implications for both policymakers and organizations.

Year2021
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Journal citation18 (19), p. Article 10199
PublisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI AG)
ISSN1661-7827
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910199
PubMed ID34639499
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85115862722
PubMed Central IDPMC8508142
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
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Page range1-28
FunderNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Online28 Sep 2021
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Accepted24 Sep 2021
Deposited03 Aug 2022
Grant IDT42OH008438
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