Editorial, November 2021

Dr Jon Sutton introduces the issue.

I write in an empty office, which I’ve returned to one day a week mostly for a change of scenery. The world of work is clearly changing, and packed offices and large real world conferences still feel some way off. That makes for an interesting backdrop to our collection of interviews with keynote speakers from the BPS-hosted Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, set for Glasgow in January. Sustainable livelihoods, career inaction and the collective dimension are on the agenda. Pack your ‘resilience to uncertainty’ (p.46). 

A warning: this issue contains Trump. Every time this happens I get a few e-mails from self-proclaimed ‘right wing’ members, so by now I’m well aware that one person’s ‘ruthless, amoral’ leader (p.40) is another person’s beacon of compassion. That makes Steve Taylor’s starter for debate, ‘The problem of pathocracy’, all the more intriguing and challenging. And if it, or anything else in this issue, makes you angry… see p.20..

Dr Jon Sutton

Managing Editor @psychmag

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