Liquid Workplaces: The Potential Implications of Virtual Reality on the Workplace

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Abstrakt

Recently, virtual realities or immersive virtual environments (IVEs) has gained increasing attention. Yet, IS-researchers have paid little attention to the implications of IVEs in a work context. The objective of this paper is thus to understand how the use of IVEs may impact our workplace, and how we feel present in them. Theoretically, we build on Bauman’s concept of liquid modernity and the concepts of point-of-view and presence. We substantiate our literature review by analysing newspaper articles. Based on these insights, we argue that because work is performed in more fragmented workplaces we are going from a more collective to individual feeling of presence in the workplace. The first contribution is to close the knowledge gap that exists in the academic literature on IVEs in a work context. Second, practitioners will have a better understanding of the changes IVEs have on workplaces and how we feel present in them.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer9
TidsskriftIRIS: Selected Papers of the Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia
Vol/bind8
Sider (fra-til)31-43
Antal sider13
ISSN1891-9863
StatusUdgivet - 2017
BegivenhedThe 40th Information Systems Research Conference in Scandinavia, IRIS 2017: Joint IRIS / SCIS Conference 2017 - Østfold University College, Halden, Norge
Varighed: 6 aug. 20179 aug. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 40
https://blogg.hiof.no/iris2017/

Konference

KonferenceThe 40th Information Systems Research Conference in Scandinavia, IRIS 2017
Nummer40
LokationØstfold University College
LandNorge
ByHalden
Periode06/08/201709/08/2017
AndetThe 8th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS8) will be held in parallell, sharing program, venue, social events and keynotes with IRIS40.
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Emneord

  • Virtual reality
  • Workplace
  • Presence
  • Liquid modernity

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