Digital Workplace Transformation: The Importance of Deinstitutionalising the Taken for Granted

Markus Philipp Zimmer, Abayomi Baiyere, Hannu Salmela

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Abstrakt

Studies on digital workplace transformation (DWT) have shown that new technologies and practices supporting employee connectedness and responsive leadership form the digital workplace. Yet, for new workplace practices to emerge, some of the existing practices need to disappear. Investigating a car manufacturer’s (Auto) DWT, we conduct an ethnographic narrative analysis on documents that Auto composed and distributed to communicate its rationale for its DWT as well as its intentions and implemented changes to its employees. We identify actors and how their actions connect them to Auto’s DWT. Drawing on institutional theory and the concept of deinstitutionalisation, we identify institutional pressures that Auto constructs as rationale for its DWT. These institutional pressures extend the imperative for DWT beyond the technology imperative taken in extant studies on DWT. Further, the documents tell stories of DWT occasionally meaning abandoning established practices rather than adding more of the new (digital technology enabled practices).
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) : A Virtual AIS Conference
Antal sider15
UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publikationsdato2020
Artikelnummer112
StatusUdgivet - 2020
BegivenhedThe 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2020: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity in a Digital World - Virtual Conference, Marrakesh, Marokko
Varighed: 15 jun. 202017 jun. 2020
Konferencens nummer: 28
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Konference

KonferenceThe 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2020
Nummer28
LokationVirtual Conference
LandMarokko
ByMarrakesh
Periode15/06/202017/06/2020
Internetadresse
NavnProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
ISSN0000-0034

Emneord

  • Digital transformation
  • Digital workplace
  • Deinstitutionalisation
  • Institutional theory

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