Crafting Workspaces by Entangling Physical and Digital Environments

Sheikh, K., Baptista, J. and Porto De Albuquerque, J. (2018) Crafting Workspaces by Entangling Physical and Digital Environments. In: 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018), San Francisco, CA, USA, 13-16 Dec 2018, ISBN 9780996683173

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Digital working is often seen to be replacing office-based work practices. This study captures the opposite, the entanglement of features of both physical and digital by software development teams in a multinational IT company. We observed how these software development teams crafted three types of entangled workspaces, characterised by different modulations of digital and physical features of their environment. We take an ontogenetic view of space that sees space as performative and constantly in the making to study the crafting of these entangled workspaces which transcend both physical and digital environments. This sociospatial view provides a novel conceptual basis to study the role of space in digital working.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Porto de Albuquerque, Professor Joao
Authors: Sheikh, K., Baptista, J., and Porto De Albuquerque, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
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