Covid-19 conspiracy theories in the business context
The Covid-19 pandemic came with many new challenges. These include misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracy theories surrounding Covid-19. Since the start of the pandemic they have been shared in private – but even in the workplace, gossipers and conspirators are increasingly started spreading their “alternative” truths about the virus. In addition, postings in social media, in the official team chat or the private messenger groups of colleagues are increasing as well. This confronts managers with a new question: how to deal with employees who repeatedly spread false or even dangerous theories about the Covid-19 pandemic?
In this article we provide you with five tips on how to deal with conspiracy theories in the office.