CNoW 2024

In 2024 we have arranged two workshops, one in relation to ECIS and one in relation to ICIS. 

 

The 14th CNOW Workshop
SIG-CNOW PRE-ECIS WORKSHOP

"EXPLORING CRITICAL CHALLENGES FOR
THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORK"

Time and Date: Sunday the 16th June from 9.00 – 17.00
Submission deadline -  25 April  
Notification – 19 May 
Camera ready version – 2 June
Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=14thcnow
Submission template: Download here

The modern workplace is undergoing significant transformation due to the integration of new digital technologies, accelerated by factors like the pandemic and generative AI. This rapid pace of digital transformation has ushered in emerging digital work practices and hybrid arrangements, becoming the new standard in many organizations. As digitization continues to reshape work dynamics, it profoundly impacts employee connectedness, engagement, and the formation of productivity, meaning, and identity in daily work.

These changes have led to the emergence of novel organizing forms, which revolve around open communication and collaboration platforms, as well as man/machine configurations. The integration of digital technologies and workplace platforms has paved the way for more dynamic and flexible work arrangements within and across organizations, providing fertile ground for enhanced productivity and innovation.

However, amidst the promise of creating a better society and fostering sustainable work practices, the evolving nature of work also raises significant concerns. Issues such as digital fatigue, the impact on well-being, fears of job displacement, and erosion of privacy demand immediate attention. Addressing these challenges is imperative for shaping the future digitization of workplaces and organizing.

Our workshop aims to delve into the multifaceted aspects of this evolving work landscape. Through a blend of short presentations and group discussions, we seek to foster an exchange of ideas and insights. The workshop will be conducted in-person, offering a conducive environment for fruitful dialogue. We are delighted to announce the participation of keynote speakers who will stimulate our thinking and provide valuable context for the ensuing round table discussions.

During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore both the bright and dark sides of the changing nature of work. Through engaging presentations, we aim to shed light on the potential benefits and challenges associated with the integration of digital technologies in the workplace. Furthermore, group discussions will provide a platform for participants to share their experiences, concerns, and ideas for navigating this evolving landscape.

In addition to keynote presentations from
 
Professor Sirkka Javenpaa, McCombs School of Business (in-person)
Professor Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University (online)

The workshop focus on group discussions, and will also feature an engaging network activity focusing on specific themes related to the changing nature of work. Participants are invited to submit short papers on maximum 5 pages on topics such as the impact of digital technologies on work-life balance, the use of AI in shaping new work practices, and the social and ethical implications of remote/hybrid work. By bringing together experts and practitioners from various fields, we hope to foster collaboration and innovation in addressing the complex challenges of modern work.

You are invited to submit short papers of maximum 5 pages, related to the workshop theme, or one of the following sub-themes:

  • The dark side of social media, digital, and virtual collaboration
  • Social and ethical implications of remote/hybrid work
  • Emerging new patterns of work and organizing
  • Digital working and workplace technologies
  • Algorithmic management and datafication
  • The use of AI in shaping new work practices
  • Communication in immersive environments, platforms and Metaverse 
  • New technology-enabled forms of employee participation and engagement
  • Impact of the digital workplace on work-life balance, mental health and well-being, and boundary management
  • Creating more resilient work arrangements in modern organizations
  • Sustainable and responsible use of digital technologies and design of digital work

Organizing Committee

Louise Harder Fischer, IT-University of Copenhagen, Louf@itu.dk
Emma Forsgren, 
Leeds University Business School, e.forsgren@leeds.ac.uk
Lisa Marie Giermindl, University of Applied Science Sankt Gallen, lisa.giermindl@ost.ch
Emma Gritt, 
Leeds University Business School, e.l.j.dunkerley@leeds.ac.uk
Joschka Hüllmann, University of Twente, j.huellmann@utwente.nl
Helena Vallo Hult, University West, helena.vallo-hult@hv.se