Technology and the Separation of Work and Non-Work Life: Two Sides of a Coin?

Räth, Philip ; Müller, Benjamin

Document Type: Conference presentation
Year of publication: 2011
Conference title: IFIP WG 8.2 Workshop on Organizations and Society in Information Systems, OASIS 2011
Location of the conference venue: Shanghai, China
Date of the conference: December 4, 2011
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > Wirtschaftsinformatik IV (Mädche 2009-2015)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: Today‘s omnipresence of technology leads to individuals using similar technology inside and outside of organizations. We suggest that the aspects of this technological copresence might affect technology-induced organizational change processes. We argue that the implications for organizations will require new theories and appropriate methods. Sociomateriality represents a powerful lens to address the complexities of this issue. Based on Pickering‘s (1995) mangle of practice and Gidden’s Structuration Theory, we develop a lens, which we believe is an appropriate perspective to study this phenomenon. This perspective enables us to include employees as both nested entities within organizational boundaries as well as individual agents outside organizational boundaries while making sense of social and material. A case study in an organization using Wiki technology is used to study the technological co-presence of an organizational Wiki and Wikipedia. We find that the cumulative history of Wikipedia strongly influences the organizational Wiki’s performativity, but, through the mechanisms of resistance and accommodation, emerges into a different phenomenon over time.
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