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New ways of working (NWW): Workplace transformation in the digital age

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  • J. Aroles
  • D. Cecez-Kecmanovic
  • K. Dale
  • S.F. Kingma
  • N. Mitev
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Article number100378
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/12/2021
<mark>Journal</mark>Information and Organization
Issue number4
Volume31
Number of pages11
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date22/11/21
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

In the introductory paper of this special issue on new ways of working (NWW) the editors first reflect on the meaning of the ‘new’, finding inspiration in Hannes Meyer's essay “The New World” (1926). The ‘new’ is always relative, of course, closely associated with technological innovation, in our case digitalization, and integrates spatiotemporal, technological and socio-cultural dimensions of life and organizing. This SI seeks to offer a reflection on and contribution to deeper understanding of ongoing flexibilization, virtualization and mediation of work practices. The authors go on to contextualize and discuss the contributions of the papers included in this special issue, focussing on significant technological, spatiotemporal, organizational and individual developments associated with new ways of working. Finally, they reflect on the possible relevance of the recent Covid-19 pandemic for the future of work, arguing that this pandemic accelerated NWW in many ways and – given the many paradoxical NWW dynamics and developments – that there could very well be unexpected and adverse consequences, including a turn away from formal ways of working.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Information and Organization. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Information and Orgnization, 31, 4, 2021 DOI: 10.1016/j.infoandorg.2021.100378