Digital Transformations in the Challenge of Activity and Work: Understanding and Supporting Technological Changes

  • 5h 17m
  • Marc-Eric Bobillier Chaumon
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2021

The accelerating pace of technological change (AI, cobots, immersive reality, connected objects, etc.) calls for a profound reexamination of how we conduct business. This requires new ways of thinking, acting, organizing and collaborating in our work. Faced with these challenges, the Human and Social Sciences have a leading role to play, alongside others, in designing, supporting and implementing these digital transformation projects. Their ambition is to participate in the development of innovative and empowering devices, that is to say, systems that are truly at the service of human beings and their activity, that empower these professionals to take action and that also provide occupational health services.

This book takes a multidisciplinary look at the challenges of these digital transformations, making use of occupational psychology, ergonomics, sociology of uses, and management sciences. This viewpoint also helps provide epistemological, methodological and empirical insights to better understand and support the changes at work.

In this Book

  • Emerging Technologies and Issues for Activity and Occupational Health
  • Collaborative Work Platforms: Challenges for Business Development
  • Virtual Reality: Definitions, Characteristics and Applications in the Workplace
  • Robotization in Industries: A Focus on SMEs
  • Serious Games for Vocational Training: From Emotional Labor to Knowledge Transfer
  • The "Old" Issues of the "New" Artificial Intelligence Systems in Professional Activities
  • Challenges in Deploying Telework: Benefits and Risks for Employees
  • The Reconfiguration of Managerial Practices through Digital Innovation: The Example of a Work Team in Site Renovation
  • Integrating Collaborative Robotics into Work Situations: The Intentions of SME Managers in the Digital Transformation of their Companies
  • The Role and Function of Technological Artifacts in Entrepreneurial Activity
  • The New Physical Territories of Digital Activity
  • Digital Work, Disposable Work? When Opportunities to Explore Threaten the Meaning of the Activity
  • Is the Obsolescence of the Skills of Older Employees an Inevitable Consequence of Digitalization?
  • Are Work Collectives and Digital Exposure Compatible?
  • Prospective Ergonomics in Service of Technological Innovation
  • Simulating Digital Activity in the Making: Elements of Methodology
  • Managing Technological Change
  • Exploring the Situated Acceptance of Emerging Technologies in and Concerning Activity: Approaches and Processes