Dave Lepak Best Paper Award 2022
Institute of Marketing and Communication Management
IMCA alumni Fabio J. Petani and Prof. Jeanne Mengis are grateful to have received the first runner up Dave Lepak Best Paper Award 2022 for a paper entitled “Technology and the hybrid workplace: the affective living of IT-enabled space”. The paper published in the International Journal of Human Resource Management provides a framewok for how human resource management can deal with the increasing hybridization of the workspace. With employees working from anywhere supported by digital technologies, they inhabit multiple spaces at once, leading to complex interstices between the spaces’ diverse materialities asking for different presences, attentions and (affective) commitments. Dealing with these issues requires a recognition that workspaces are historically stratified and that the affordances of (digital) technologies co-producing these spaces are not fixed, but evolve over time depending on how we come to live and imagine a workspace. With this backdrop, hybrid workspaces require HRM managers to develop new ways of how to manage spatial thresholds and boundaries (e.g. between work and home), how to provide liminal and transitory dwelling spaces (e.g. to share knowledge and values), or how to deal with issues of addiction to or resistance against IT-enabled hybrid spaces and control practices.
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