Regulating wellbeing in the brave new quantified workplace

Moore, Phoebe Veronica and Piwek, Lukasz (2017) Regulating wellbeing in the brave new quantified workplace. Employee Relations, 39 (3). pp. 308-316. ISSN 0142-5455

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to lay out the conceptual issues arising alongside the rise of sensory technologies in workplaces designed to improve wellness and productivity.
Design/methodology/approach: This is a text based conceptual paper. Our approach is to throw light on some of the emerging issues with the introduction of wearable self-tracking technologies in workplaces.
Findings: The paper indicates that scholars will need to put ethical issues at the heart of research on sensory tracking technologies in workplaces that aim to regulate employee behaviour via wellness initiatives.
Originality/value: This is an original article. Since there is very little scholarly research in this area, it is important to begin to consider the implications of sensory technology in workplaces linked to wellness initiatives, given the probable impact it will have on work design and appraisal systems.

Paper type: Conceptual paper

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): quantified self, wearable technologies, regulation, sensory technology, wellness
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 20974
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Depositing User: Phoebe Moore
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2016 13:10
Last Modified: 18 May 2017 11:43
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20974

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