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Agile Working and Well-Being in the Digital Age

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Provides an in-depth understanding of the growing phenomenon of agile working: ways of working more flexibly by utilising new technology, including e-working, to meet market needs, worker and organisational goals

  • Explores how wellbeing, personality, team working and management are involved in agile work

  • Offers researchers and practitioners evidence-based research to support the implementation of agile working in organizations

  • Considers the impact of technology on further changes to work practices in the future, and particularly in a new post-pandemic era of work

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. What is Agile Working?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction to Agile Working and Well-Being in the Digital Age

      • Emma Russell, Christine Grant
      Pages 3-17
  3. Managing Boundaries

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 33-33
    2. Boundary Management: Getting the Work-Home Balance Right

      • Kelly A. Basile, T. Alexandra Beauregard
      Pages 35-46
  4. Healthy, Effective and Sustainable Agile Working

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-91
    2. Digital Resilience: A Competency Framework for Agile Workers

      • Christine Grant, Carl Clarke
      Pages 117-130
  5. Dynamic and Innovative Approaches to Managing Agile Working

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131
  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 169-169
    2. Concluding Thoughts and Implications

      • Christine Grant, Emma Russell
      Pages 171-178

About this book

Within the digital era, agile working is imperative for organisations and workers to meet the needs of customers, service-users and ever-changing markets. This needs to be achieved whilst meeting goals of effectiveness and well-being. In this book, state-of-the-art theory is used to understand how to optimise agile working by addressing key issues around personality, team-working and management. The authors define the concept of agile working and unpack often-misunderstood terms associated with this, such as remote working and telework. The book explores the well-being consequences of agile work including sedentary behaviours, digital distraction, and digital resistance before offering insights for the future. Examining current practice in the context of established and emerging theory, the book paves the way towards further advances in the field and supports organisations seeking to make agile working work for them.

Agile Working and Well-being in the Digital Age provides a valuable new resource for practitioners and scholars in the fields of occupational and organizational psychology, human resource management, organisational development, mental health and well-being.

Christine Grant is Deputy Head of the School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences at Coventry University, UK. Dr Grant is a chartered and registered Occupational Psychologist and an applied researcher in the psychology of remote e-working. Her work explores the impact of technology on remote e-workers work-life balance, job effectiveness and well-being, with a particular interest in developing measures, interventions and coping strategies for employees, supervisors and organisations.

Emma Russell is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at the University of Sussex, UK. Dr Russell is a chartered and registered Occupational Psychologist whose work straddles the domains of academia and professional practice. Her research focuses on personality differences in how people deal with new technology across a range of applied organisational settings, and how this impacts resources, well-being and work goals.

Keywords

  • Occupational psychology
  • Business Psychology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Remote E-working
  • teleworking
  • agile working
  • wellbeing
  • e-resistance
  • work-life balance
  • work-family conflict
  • Digital Wellbeing
  • always-on culture
  • Digital Workspace
  • Digital Resilience
  • Virtual Teams
  • Distributed Workers
  • future of work
  • flexible working
  • homeworking
  • remote working

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Coventry University, Coventry, UK

    Christine Grant

  • University of Sussex Business School (USBS), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

    Emma Russell

About the editors

Dr Christine Grant is a Chartered and Registered Occupational Psychologist and Deputy Head of School at Coventry University.  She is a leading applied researcher in the psychology of remote e-working and agile working. Her work explores the impact of technology on remote e-workers work-life balance, job effectiveness and well-being, with an interest in developing new measures and related interventions for employees and employers, including the recently published E-Work Life scale. Christine has secured research funding with the ESPRC, British Psychological Society and many others. She has also worked across sectors with a wide range of organisations as an external consultant. Recently, she contributed to British Psychological Society’s Covid19 crisis working group ‘working differently’ and the government’s expert consultation on the coronavirus pandemic. Her work is disseminated widely through journals, conferences, practitioner guidance and in the media.

Dr Emma Russell is a Chartered and Registered Occupational Psychologist and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex Business School (USBS). Emma is a member of the ESRC Digital Futures at Work Research Centre, Course Director for the MSc in Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and co-Director of Doctoral Studies for USBS. Emma’s research focuses on work-email activity, and its relationship with personality, well-being, resources and goal achievement. Emma has been funded by the ESRC, Acas, the NHS, RBT and others. She disseminates her research in high impact journals, conference papers, practitioner publications and the wider media.

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Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-60283-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)