Public Webinar: Understanding loneliness at work during COVID-19 and in the future

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Join Prof. Steffen Giessner and PhD candidate Hodar Lam to discuss their research on how to best combat loneliness at work.


About this Event

Many of us have now spent the last four months working from home and being isolated from friends, family, and colleagues. While the exact impacts are still being investigated, researchers at RSM are already thinking of solutions and preparing for the future.

Join Prof. Steffen Giessner and PhD candidate Hodar Lam for a digital session on 16 July at 14.00 CEST to discuss their research on how to best combat loneliness at work. They will discuss the background and approach of their research, and recommend ways for employees, managers, and organisations as a whole to feel less lonely now and in the future. The programme will include a question and answer session so we can delve deeper into the impact this is having on all of us.

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About the lecturer

Steffen R. Giessner is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Change at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). He holds an MSc in Psychology from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, and a PhD in Psychology from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany. His research is located at the intersection of organizational psychology and management. His primary research topics are employee support during organizational merger, follower’s perceptions of leadership, antecedents of leader behavior, and non-verbal communication of power. He has authored and co-authored papers in the areas of organizational behavior, management, and psychology. His research received media coverage in outlets like the New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Manager and Wall Street Journal.

Hodar Lam is a PhD candidate in Organisational Behaviour at RSM, Erasmus University. With a background in HRM and counselling, Hodar's research focuses on emotions and well-being issues at work. Specifically in his PhD, he is examining loneliness among leaders. Hodar has taught courses in leadership, diversity, social psychology, and the psychology of adulthood. 

Terms of registration

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) reserves the right to cancel or to reschedule the event, sessions, locations or times, or to arrange substitute speakers if deemed absolutely necessary due to unforeseen circumstances out of control of RSM. Should this occur, RSM is not required to compensate travel or accommodation costs, loss of working time, or other damages. If, after registration, you are unable to attend, you may send a replacement participant. RSM cannot refund your registration.


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