Insights From

Coronavirus

Preparing for a Virtual Future: Teaching in the Metaverse

Professor Marc Santugini, the Blue Ridge Distinguished Teaching Fellow at UVA’s Department of Economics, shares his insights on teaching in the metaverse, in conversation with Darden Professor Anton Korinek.

The Crisis in Child Care: A Tri-Sector Solution?

We are in the midst of a crisis in child care. That’s not just for the parents or children directly and presently affected; if we don’t invest in quality care now, society will literally pay for it later. The matter touches issues of health, income, crime, IQ, costs to families and the public, and an individual’s ability to maintain employment.

Reactions to a Public Health Crisis: National Identity and Prevention

The WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic two years ago. In one of the largest health psychologies studies ever, a Darden professor researched factors related to adherence to public health measures, including: national identity — different from nationalism — political affiliation, and consistent messaging from leaders across the political spectrum.

Go Time: How Leaders Can Learn to Manage Crises and Uncertainty

Leading in the face of crisis and uncertainty is a different practice from daily management and decision-making. But good managers can learn to anticipate and manage through such high-stress experiences and embed lessons learned in the enterprise. A Darden expert shares best practices — do’s as well as don’ts — for successful crisis management.

Finding a New Normal for the Future of Work

Darden experts say thoughts on the new normal and the future of work.

Coaches and Counselors: Which One Is Right for Me?

The pandemic, social unrest, and political and economic conditions are leading to serious career re-evaluation as well as mental health challenges. Coaches and counselors help people increase self-awareness, grow skills, and eliminate barriers to success. When one is more useful and appropriate? How does one determine the best fit?

Coaches and Counselors: Partners to Help Us Survive and Thrive in Turbulent Times

Millions are quitting in the “Great Resignation.” And the pandemic, major social unrest, and frightening political and economic conditions are leading to serious re-evaluation and mental health challenges. Coaches and counselors help people increase self-awareness, grow skills, and eliminate barriers to success. What might be a good fit for you?

This Moment in Time: Responsible Capitalism

Despite interest in responsible capitalism, promises on stakeholder value are being tested as COVID-19 scars economies across the globe. Professor Parmar sees a mixture of tensions — including matters of health and safety, stresses of pandemic life, issues of justice and equality — as the acid test for companies’ commitment to the stakeholder model

Supply Chain Resiliency

Professor Doug Thomas discusses supply chain and argues that executives’ focus must shift to balance the historical commitment to efficiency with a renewed commitment to resiliency.

Greener Pastures: The Great Resignation, Employee Leverage and Company Response

The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a reckoning by the workforce dubbed the “Great Resignation.” A Darden expert considers how companies can respond when it comes to retaining talent, how employees can negotiate the best deal for a job that aligns with their priorities and how to strategize through a “COVID epiphany.”