Digital workplaces: challenges and opportunities for work and organisational psychologists
Presenter: André Escórcio Soares
Organisation represented: University of Lincoln
The main learning objectives of this workshop are to:
- explain the historical evolution of technology in the workplace and its impacts on past, present and future of work
- explore how technology impacts the world of work
- be aware of the different types of emergent technologies in the workplace
- explore the relationship between technological transformation and productivity
- reflect on how work and organisational psychology can contribute to people-centred digital transformation and address the productivity puzzle
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is aimed at practitioners, academics and students interested in exploring research and practice opportunities for work and organisational psychologists related to digital transformation. Previous knowledge about the topic is not needed.
Technological advancement continuously changes the ways people live and relate with each other, raising questions about the role of innovation in societal progress. The world of work has been especially influenced by those developments. From work based on ubiquitous technology (e.g., smartphones) to digital manufacturing, advancement of immersive technology (i.e., virtual reality, augmented reality, etc.) and the internet of things, there are not these days many occupations that don’t deal with some kind of digital technology.
This workshop aims to create awareness about the role, challenges and opportunities for work and organisational psychology researchers and practitioners that emerge from highly digital workplaces.
Drawing on some information brought by the facilitator, delegates will be asked to actively participate in the identification of those challenges and opportunities. By doing so, we hope to contribute to the development of a network of researchers and practitioners interested in the topic and promote future collaboration among the participants.