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How do knowledge workers with flexible jobs manage constant connectivity? An affordance perspective


Farivar, F and Eshraghian, F and Hafezieh, N, How do knowledge workers with flexible jobs manage constant connectivity? An affordance perspective, 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 7-11 August, Online ISSN 0065-0668 (2020) [Conference Extract]

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DOI: doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2020.19949abstract


Knowledge workers’ use of digital technologies and enactment of constant connectivity has been regarded an issue causing interruptions of their work. Such interruptions or distractions from work have been argued to have not only negative impacts but also some benefits to work. In this paper, we qualitatively studied how the use of different forms of digital communication technologies can have the outcomes specified in the extant literature. Drawing upon the concept of affordances, we have found that individual (self-efficacy) and organisational factors (nature of work, perception of Internet use policies, and organisational norms) play a role in the ways that knowledge workers perceive connectivity. We found that participants’ perception of connectivity lead to attentive or preventive reactions to digital technologies."

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:affordance, social media, flexible work, IT and Internet use policies
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Farivar, F (Dr Farveh Farivar)
ID Code:140247
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2020-08-03
Last Modified:2021-05-14

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