The IEEE Greece Section Women in Engineering Affinity Group organizes the following webinar “COVID-19 and changes in working conditions: How can we survive?” on Wednesday 10 June at 18:00 through Cisco WebEx platform. 

The lecture will be given by Despoina Xanthopoulou, Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology at the School of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.  

If you are interested in participating, please fill the application form below and submit it by 08/06/20:

Webinar abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in important changes in all domains of everyday life, including work. The measures taken to control the pandemic (e.g., closing businesses and industries, telework) resulted in abrupt changes in working conditions and in the way work is experienced. On the one hand, many employees and professionals were faced with high levels of insecurity regarding their work-related future. On the other hand, a significant number of employees had to deal with demands related to working from home, such as learning new technologies and balancing work and personal life. Attempts to adapt to this new reality were found to associate with feelings of strain and stress. In this talk, the changing conditions that employees need to adapt to, and their potential consequences will be discussed. Also, we will focus on specific strategies that can be adopted to prevent well-being impairments.  These mainly concern coping strategies, strategies related to goal achievement, and strategies related to changing the work environment.  

Lecturer short bio: Despoina Xanthopoulou is Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology at the School of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her research interests include job (re)design, (job and personal) resources, employee well-being, and recovery from job demands. Also, she is specializing in advanced research methodologies (i.e., quantitative diary studies) and statistical analyses. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. She is Associate Editor of European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology and she serves at the editorial boards of Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Personnel Psychology, Occupational Health Science and Stress & Health. She is co-coordinator (elected) of the Division of Organizational Psychology of the Hellenic Psychological Society. She is also active in organizational consulting.