A group of students will present the results of a newly published report that illustrates experiences of staff at the Department of Urban and Rural Development (SOL) regarding changed working conditions and reduced business trips during the corona pandemic.
In the spring of 2020, the Public Health Agency of Sweden called on higher education institutions and upper secondary schools to start distance learning. Conferences, lectures, meetings, and dissertations – among other activities – were moved to digital platforms. While environmental work with reduced business travel and increased digitalisation has been high on SLU’s agenda for a long time, the pandemic presented us with an unlikely but valuable opportunity to answer the question: which academic activities can - with maintained quality - be replaced with digital alternatives?
During the last two years, a lot of work has been done on unpacking how employees experienced changed working conditions during the pandemic. The recently published report adds to this by presenting findings from interviews and a survey that was conducted at SOL at the end of 2021.
The results presented in the webinar will focus on the question: What can we learn after the corona pandemic? We will look at what has changed after the pandemic in terms of adaptation, the creativity of employees and social phenomena that appeared in the long-term perspective.
The webinar will be held in English via Zoom.
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