Unveiling Technorelief: Enhancing Neurodiverse Collaboration With Digital Capabilities

Maylis Saigot

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Abstract

As the workforce settles into flexible work arrangements, researchers have focused on the collaborative and psychological consequences of the shift. While nearly a fifth of the world's population is estimated to be neurodivergent, the implications of remote collaboration on the cognitive, sensory, and socio-affective experiences of autistic workers are poorly understood. Prior literature suggests that information and communication technologies (ICTs) introduce major psychological stressors. Theoretically, these stressors ought to be exceptionally straining considering autistic traits – yet, studies describe a strong attraction to ICTs. We thus ask: how do digital technologies alleviate autistic workers’ experiences of their collaborative work environment? Thirty-three interviews were conducted to address this question. Findings suggest that digital media present capabilities that filter input from the environment, turning it into a virtual stage that lets workers “time out”. The resulting “technorelief” enables autistic workers to tune into their perceptions and regain control of their collaborative experiences.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
RedaktørerTung Bui
Antal sider11
UdgivelsesstedHonolulu
ForlagHawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Publikationsdato2024
Sider6921-6931
ISBN (Trykt)9780998133171
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2024
BegivenhedThe 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2024 - Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Honolulu, USA
Varighed: 3 jan. 20246 jan. 2024
Konferencens nummer: 57
https://hicss.hawaii.edu/

Konference

KonferenceThe 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2024
Nummer57
LokationHilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Land/OmrådeUSA
ByHonolulu
Periode03/01/202406/01/2024
Internetadresse
NavnProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN1060-3425

Emneord

  • Changing nature of work
  • Inclusive labor markets and work practices
  • Autism
  • Neurodiversity
  • Online collaboration
  • Remote work
  • Technostress

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