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Publication of Karina van de Voorde, Jaap Paauwe and Marc van Veldhoven in Virtual Issue of International Journal of Management Reviews: The COVID-19 Pandemic

Published: 15th July 2020 Last updated: 15th July 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic poses many challenges, not only to society, but to several companies as well. Throughout the past, the International Journal of Management Reviews (IJMR) has frequently reported on studies that are relevant in order to understand how organizations can deal with several challenges, such as the current crisis. The special COVID-19 edition of IJMR contains references to the most relevant articles, and a response from the authors in the context of COVID-19 has been included as well. This also applies to an article by Karina van de Voorde, Jaap Paauwe and Marc van Veldhoven: “Employee well-being and the HRM-organizational performance relationship: a review of quantitative studies.” Van de Voorde, Paauwe and Van Veldhoven argue that COVID-19 has led to the following challenges for organizations: protecting their continuity, adding economic value and increasing productivity without losing sight of the employee’s well-being. Their 2012 article  suggested that, in the context of COVID-19, organizations are currently facing different scenarios; some organizations might face difficulties with regard to the continuity of their business, while some others (e.g. the healthcare sector) are faced with an increasing demand. In short, the authors argue that it is very important for organizations to ensure the right balance between short- and long term approaches. Consequently, both employee’s well-being and positive mindset will be ensured. Click here to download both the editorial of IJMR  and the accompanying articles (in English).