Organisational Dynamics in the Digital Society (ODDS)

What is this research about?

Rapid advancements in technology, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, are changing how work is organized. In this programme we conduct cross-disciplinary research on how technologies (re)shape how we work and organise.

The programme addresses questions regarding the types of work affected by technological change; the new possibilities, but also the limitations and (in)equalities associated with these changes; the ethical concerns that may arise; and our capacities to steer and mediate these effects for different groups.

Currently, we are investigating:

  • the changing experience of work;
  • the changing organisation and structure of work (e.g., platform work);
  • digitization and organisational knowledge practices;
  • changing labour markets and workplaces.

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Artificial Intelligence and recruitment

The well-being of Ghost Workers

The quality of working life in the digital age

Measuring material and economic prosperity in the Caribbean Netherlands

The nature of crowd work and its effects on individuals’ daily wellbeing

Organisational dynamics in the public sector during and beyond COVID-19

Why and how are we researching this topic?

Digitization is leading to profound changes in the workplace (think about pay, tasks and interrelations). On one hand, automation is expanding but on the other, working conditions must remain fair. Therefore knowledge concerning the nature, causes and consequences of the new working conditions is urgently needed. Our research group targets this issue through the use of qualitative and quantitative research practices to evaluate the impact of technology at various levels:

  • Social (labor relations, social justice and governance)
  • Organizational (management and coordination)
  • Individual (quality of one’s working life)

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