COVID-19 and Workplace Psychology

7 min readMay 24, 2021

By Saswat Pattanayak

Workplace psychology following the pandemic is one of special consideration for a diverse society. Impacts from any form of mass upheaval and confusion, or from social disturbances that get noticed in the wake of a health crisis, are felt across workplaces. Covid-19’s multi-pronged footprints that include massive unemployment, seasonal employment as well as the shifting reliance on remote work, have resulted in the need for assessments that go well beyond studying of industrial labor relations.

In the US, cultural representations and ethnic identities vie for space. Gender expressions remain varied and special accommodations related to disabilities are expected. Those are among the many salient features of workplace demographics and priorities during most of the years. Workplace diversity has always remained the core strength of a labor sector that demands adequate representations from the mosaic of social locations comprising the immediate American society. Small businesses typically locate themselves in the communities they serve and over the years, even big corporations have been pressurized to become inclusive and equitable.

Following Covid-19 however, the challenges to workplace diversity have been numerous and extraordinarily incongruous. Beyond the economic slump that has altered the way market economy…