Ubiquitous Working: Challenges and Prospects of the Interconnected Working Environment

The technological potential to separate work from the workplace is constantly increasing. Mobile devices with mobile internet access and remote access to firms' internal networks and data allow to work anywhere at any time, i.e. Ubiquitous Working (UW). In April 2014, ZEW started the project "Ubiquitous Working: Challenges and Prospects of the Interconnected Working Environment“, which is supported by the Leibniz Association. For the next three years, an interdisciplinary network of scholars engaged in exploring the chances and challenges will be arising from UW by using theory-based empirical research. For this purpose, the project makes use of rich data on both employees and employers in order to examine the diverse dimensions of UW that are relevant from the perspective of the disciplines involved in the project – economics, work psychology, media psychology, occupational medicine, and sociology. The projects objective is to bring together scholars of these disciplines in a closely collaborating network of institutions and scholars in order to gain deeper insights into the phenomenon of UW.


23.03.2017 - 24.03.2017

Project Partners Discuss Ubiquitous Working at Interdisciplinary Closing Conference at ZEW

How are our lives being transformed by flexible working conditions? What effect is ubiquitous working having on our well-being? And how can we strike a healthy work-life balance? These are some of the questions that ZEW has been investigating as part of a project on "Ubiquitous Working" carried out...

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11.11.2016 - 11.11.2016

Workshop on “Ubiquitous Working“ at IWM in Tübingen (11 November 2016)

Within the framework of the SAW project “Ubiquitous Working”, the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) in Tübingen organised a workshop on Ubiquitous Working: Challenges and Prospects of the Interconnected Working Environment on 11 November 2016. The project members as well as the project...

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10.03.2015 - 11.03.2015

Workshop on “Ubiquitous Working” at IfADo (10–11 March 2015)

In March 2015, the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund (IfADo) organised a two-day project workshop. Following a guest lecture by Assistant Professor Viktoria Pammer-Schindler (TU Graz – Knowledge Technologies Institute), who discussed the blurring of...

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