Big data and artificial intelligence are radically transforming the ways in which we work, are hired and fired, managed and led. Datafication is impacting our ability to influence our work conditions. Yet, the consequences of datafication of work for workplace democracy, co-determination, individual autonomy and participation have so far not been fully understood.
Workplace monitoring, algorithmic management systems, automated decision-making support systems, performance quantification and similar technologies represent a new form of workplace governance.
Algorithmic governance, as a new mode of power, puts the Norwegian model of workplace democracy and the tripartite collaboration between employees and trade unions, employers, and authorities, under pressure.
This project investigates the effects of digital transformation of work on the Norwegian model of workplace democracy and tripartite collaboration.
- How do digital regimes of governance affect power relations between management, trade union representatives, and employees at the workplaces?
- How do algorithmic of work organization affect labor management, work environment and labor relation in Norwegian workplaces?
- How do these changes affect the concepts and attitudes towards work and labor processes?
DigiWORK offers unique comparative qualitative and quantitative analysis of the effects of datafication and algorithmization of work on the Norwegian model of workplace democracy in the
- law enforcement
- higher education
- petroleum industry.
This will enable us to understand new constellations of power and governance that emerge, and to provide actionable insights for policymakers, employer associations and trade unions.
The project is based at The Work Research Institute (AFI), OsloMet, in collaboration with Roskilde University College, Teesside University, and University of Oslo.
- Roskilde University
- Teesside University
- University of Oslo