Digital upskilling in a telework environment

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Analyzing, understanding and determining the influence of the current health crisis on firms' productivity and workers' well-being for activities that can be perform via telework is essential to support the workforce for the current and future economic challenges, and turn them into opportunities. Indeed, in parallel with the current COVID-19 health crisis, the labour market is undergoing profound changes linked to the digital transformation, which will increase in the future (i.e. job replacement, new tasks to require digital skills). An increased use of digital tools at the workplace is not yet real for all organizations. While, for many years, the obstacles to voluntary efforts to switch to a generalized use of digital tools where huge (e.g. lack resources, training, incentive in terms of bonuses) the current lockdown has the power to change the situation. First, the current shock causes the transition from a non-digital equilibrium to an equilibrium where digital is generalized and will make a return to the previous situation unlikely. Second, the current constraint to adopt new digital tools is external and put managers and employees in the same boat. Third, whereas the use of current communication tools such as emails induce drawbacks for workers (e.g. infobesity), the upskilling to use more efficient collaborative tools (e.g. Microsoft Teams or Slack) will be beneficial for both workers and firms. Finally, if the telework period appear beneficial for both workers and firms, after the lockdown, the challenge will be to create a common framework in the Greater-Region to favor it.
Les dates de début/date réelle18/05/2017/01/21


  • Fonds National de la Recherche