Facing health crisis: human relations and digital technology in redesigned workspaces
Working experiences in our current techno-societies are heavily impacted by the eruption of COVID-19. The health rules imposed in order to fight the pandemic require on-site adaptations (repartitioning, social distancing, wearing of masks, etc.) and off-site practices (teleworking), which can be experienced by employees as a “step backward” or on the contrary a “step forward” and an “accelerator” of change.
The Re-WORK project will address following questions based on an extended literature review and qualitative case studies in the field of working experience, processes, and collaboration:
- What impact do the response to the present crisis and its translation into workspaces have on workers or employees’ experiences?
- What adaptations do they bring in daily workflow?
- How do the growing importance of digital communication and the establishment of digital workspaces alter modes of collaboration and work processes?
- Are the current adaptations temporary and local or are they of a nature to allow for organizational learning and become more permanently embedded in practices and workplaces?
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Understanding the way in which COVID-19 reshaped our work experiences will equip us better for future health crises
Provide insights about new challenges, health crisis management and opportunities through:
An in-depth analysis: understanding the stakes and effects of the new organizations of workspaces on experiences, practices, and organizations induced linked to the COVID-19 crisis.
Policy recommendation(s): provide brief information to policymakers and companies about the challenges (and solutions) for workspace changes in times of COVID-19 and beyond.