The proliferation of information and communication technology (ICT) has significantly transformed the way work is organized in many companies today. A highly differentiated and elaborated repertoire of collaboration tools affords employees and organizations with unprecedented leeway in deciding when, where, how, and with whom work is to be done. Finally, it seems, employees are empowered to fashion their own solution for their work-life balance. At the same time studies acknowledge that we live in demanding, sometimes over-demanding times. Extended freedom puts the onus on employees, teams, and managers to craft their work. Under these circumstances, delivering high performance and staying healthy over long periods of time is an impressive achievement. Our research aims at understanding how high performers succeed to maintain their level of performance and to balance demands and periods of rest.
Project status definitely finished Project time 01.04.2015- 30.06.2016 Funding source DOOR International B.V. Keywords sustainability; balanced work practices; information systems
Against the backdrop of current debates about new ways of working and technologically induced stress, we acknowledge the ambivalent effects of collaboration tools on their users: on the one hand they are enabling and facilitating distributed collaboration and knowledge sharing, on the other hand they add another layer of complexity to distributed project work and still too often fail. Therefore, we are exploring the link between the technology repertoires of employees engaged in multiple project teams and the level of stress.
Project status definitely finished Project time 01.01.2012- 31.12.2015 Website http://www.wi.uni-muenster.de/wi/research/projects/hrv.html Keywords Technology and stress, technology in use, heart rate variability
VOICE e.V. is the association of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and IT Managers in Germany. The association provides an online community platform in order to facilitate communication and collaboration between its members, however, usage remains low. Consequently, the executive committee decided to initiate a major redesign of the platform. We support the association in this initiative by evaluating the role of the community platform for VOICE, assessing its status quo and formulating requirements for the redesigned platform.
Project status definitely finished Project time 03.02.2014- 31.12.2014 Keywords Online Communities; Community Management; Social Software; Enterprise 2.0
Inter-organisational information infrastructures have become the backbone of modern societies. Still we know little about their role, impact and development across different segments of society.
Project status definitely finished Project time 01.01.2012- 31.12.2013 Funding source DFG - Individual Grants Programme Project number KL 887/9-1 Keywords Interorganizational Systems, Infrastructures, health care, international comparative study, practice theory
Based on case studies in different countries and branches, the different structures and evolutionary paths of IOIS respective to the (national) institutional and economic conditions are analysed.
Project status definitely finished Project time 01.09.2005- 30.12.2008 Funding source DFG - Individual Grants Programme Keywords Interorganizational Information Systems