New Technologies at the Workplace

Digitalisation in the workplace covers a variety of digital technologies and fast-developing applications, ranging from digital communication and information tools (ICT) to robots and artificial intelligence (AI).

The increasing integration of innovative digital technologies both in the private and public sectors is essential for the resilience and competitiveness of the EU economy.  However, widespread adoption of new technologies, such as AI will result in significant changes in the way we perform our jobs. While not all changes will be negative, the effects will be wide ranging.

To address important ethical and legal challenges millions of workers already face around Europe today, this project aims to look at different technologies at the workplace highlighting the relevance and value of the workers’ perspective in digital transformation.

Algorithmic Management

This is a joint project with UNI EUROPA. The study on the awareness of workers of the use and algorithmic management tools has been conducted by CELSI.

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Construction and Woodwork

This is a joint project with the EFBWW. The study on how does digitalisation affect the workplace in the construction and woodwork sectors has been conducted by Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK).

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AI in Retail

Recent technological developments in retail are linked to AI and automation. The digital transformation in retail needs to include workers’ perspective.

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