Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-3753
Title: The digital revolution and the organization of work : contemporary management techniques
Authors : Kendzia, Michael Jan
Björck, Albena
Published in : Advances in Applied Sociology
Volume(Issue) : 8
Issue : 3
Pages : 212
Pages to: 232
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Scientific Research Publishing
Issue Date: 15-Mar-2018
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Namensnennung 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Autonomy; Digitalization; Intrinsic motivation; Technological progress
Subject (DDC) : 004: Computer science
331: Labor economics
Abstract: Viewed from a global perspective, the digital revolution affects organizations as well as individuals. For present purposes, the digital revolution refers to the transformation process of analog data into a digital format. The key driver behind this process seems to be the technological progress in particular within the information and telecommunication industry. To ensure both productive and attractive jobs during times of rapid change, an efficient allocation of work gains in importance. Nonetheless, owing to the strong trend towards digitalization, a window of opportunity for flexible solutions at company level opens. Before this backdrop, the paper addresses in particular the area of knowledge- and project-based work within the service sector. By doing so, the paper attempts to set out where the technological forces and trends are leading the organization of work and what the contemporary management can do to better adapt to this development. To do so, an interdisciplinary research approach is followed, including aspects from labor economics, occupational psychology and business administration. Finally, the investigation identifies concrete management techniques to provide proper tools to meet the demands of modern workplaces.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.4236/aasoci.2018.83013
10.21256/zhaw-3753
ISSN: 2165-4328
2165-4336
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/7024
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