At first, the irruption of Covid-19 was labelled as a great equalizer. The virus does not discriminate between rich and poor. The discourse was quite shared: we are all exposed, we are all vulnerable, we must all be confined. It took a few weeks to see that this statement was terribly false. The first lesson has certainly been that we are all vulnerable. The second lesson has been that, among the most vulnerable their vulnerability grew even more at least in three aspects: access to school (Beaunoyer, Dupéré and Guitton, 2020), work (Irlacher and Koch, 2020), and health (van Dorn, Cooney, and Sabin). However, it seems that this health had also implications for families as well, especially regarding communication, support, and organization (Cluver et al. 2020).
Despite the numerous studies that explore the potential of dwelling, the impact of the home on quality of life, well-being and happiness of men justifies renewed and ever more in-depth research in this area. This study aims to examine the domestic environment in relation to a particular existential condition: the crisis, in order to show how the experience of pain can become a means to creativity and generativity. In fact, borderline situations are known to often be the prerequisite for the flourishing of new ways of expressing oneself.
When Anthony Giddens wrote that the late modern societies do not feel safe anymore because of the rising level of risk of transmitting diseases on a global scale among other risks connected with the so called globalization, he could not really envision the scale of the coronavirus pandemic, which is now changing the lives of virtually everyone in the world.
Home activities and happiness: assessments based on meeting points between HR retention practices and stages of happiness
Happiness has been studied from a wide range of different approaches: psychology, psychiatry, philosophy, sociology, economic, among others (David, Boniwell & Conley Ayers, 2014). Since Fisher (2010) happiness at work (HAW) has growing in importance among organizational academics, and nowadays it is becoming increasingly important for human resource management research (Salas-Vallina & Alegre, 2018). Happier employees report better outcomes than less happy employees (Wright et al., 2002; Salas-Vallina et al., 2020).
Working women and work-family conflicts: is working from remotely the key to striking a better balance between mutually intersecting roles?
Technological advances have allowed for numerous working activities, traditionally performed in a pre-determined venue, to take place from remotely, including the home. Additionally, digitalization offers the opportunity for workers to adjust their working patterns by more flexible working schedules, thus potentially enhancing time-management.
AI has the potential to create a plethora of opportunities for anyone, seeking knowledge, by helping to solve some vexing and frustrating problems plaguing humankind. I propose a roadmap that makes AI purposefully productive for the longest-lasting advantage of the work of the home.
Influence of external institutional communication on the happiness level of service recipients: A case study in the family hospitality sector
External communication is essential for an organization because it is through it that the organization interrelates with the recipients of its services, offering them information and, in turn, receiving feedback from them. In this way, a reliable measure of the level of satisfaction of the beneficiaries can be obtained, with the aim of achieving more effectiveness in the service.
The objective of this study is to document the reaction of international students to the Covid-19 pandemic in Japan. Since 2009, with the Global 30 program, Japan has been trying to attract more international students with high-education programs. If good efforts are put to soften the language and cultural gaps inside the university, international students still suffer from a lack of preparation when facing major life’s unexpected events like accidents and disasters, deepening their state of vulnerability.
Home provides a place of material shelter, but it is far more than just a place to live. Its significance resides in its function as a “territory of meaning, a place where pleasure, affect and aesthetics are deeply interwoven with the functional and utilitarian dimensions of home.”