Woman having online business conference or (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s no secret that bias – whether intentional or unconscious – and even outright discrimination can rise in periods of prolonged stress. From the COVID-19 pandemic to the redoubled movements for social justice that reached new heights in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, it is clear that the last two years have served as a tipping point for prolonged stress, anxiety, and uncertainty.

In stressful situations, we tend to make decisions quickly. Stress can also lead to more destructive mental short-cuts, particularly in the workplace. The way we work has shifted drastically in the past two years, with many workplaces choosing to stay virtual even as some companies begin returning to the office. While this initial transition brought stress to employees and managers alike, the rise in new technologies has allowed us to work virtually and innovate like never before, and the expanded freedom and flexibility of remote work has been an unexpected silver lining of the COVID-19 era for many workers.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited BenefitsPRO.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical BenefitsPRO.com information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

Already have an account?



Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.