INTERVIEW ON THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SHOW, MEDIA PARTNER OF THIS SITE.
Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed Dr. Craig Knight.
“These are the oddest of times,” says Dr. Craig Knight is Founder and Director of Identity Realization Limited (IDR), a commercial organization with strong connections to blue chip industry and an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Exeter who was a guest on The Price of Business. “Few of us are living our normal lives. We do not know what will happen next or when this insidious virus will go away. And will it come back again? If I catch it how will it affect me? And what about my loved ones? Of course, people are stressed. As a workplace psychologist, I’m often asked what the psychological effects of COVID-19 are on employees. With so many possible – often dark – scenarios, COVID-19 is a breeding ground for cognitive dissonance. This is a world where a hug is now a threat, avoiding contact is a social nicety and passing somebody a pitcher of lemonade could lead to a hospital stay.
Anxiety is ubiquitous, with restlessness almost a given. These have knock on effects for the individual and the group. Of course, depression then becomes a risk and a rather nasty spiral can set in. However, stress, uncertainty, lack of money all contribute to mental overload. Some people have had a good lockdown, of course. They have enjoyed the absence of the daily commute and not being monitored at work. But even here, a lack of normality seems to be eating at the corners. The upsides are decreasing.
My company recently released a survey and an experiment titled, “Covid-19: The Value of a Creative Culture,” supported by Obo Life, Tarkett and Art Acumen. We enquired about the population’s behavior, temperament and emotional temperature, as well as its intellectual performance as people contemplated a return to workplace. The project explored the upsides of working from home and the elements of the old workplace that employees were missing; which included the psychological effects of Covid-19 on feelings, performance and function.”
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