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Workplace Innovation in Swedish Local Organizations - Technology Aspect

  • He TanEmail author
  • Andrea Resmini
  • Vladimir Tarasov
  • Anders Adlemo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 228)

Abstract

Workplace innovation (WI) is important to provide better work opportunities and increase productivity. WI at the individual task level concerns the structure of individual work tasks. A number of surveys have been done that measured WI at the individual task level, however they paid little attention to work environment, in particular to supportive technology. This paper presents the case study of WI in two Swedish organisations with focus on the alignment of ICT and the individual work tasks. We carried out seven interviews of workers at different levels of job and in different sectors. The qualitative data analysis identified four themes: business processes, working roles, data sources, and technology. The analysis was facilitated by constructing BPMN (Business Process Model Notation) diagrams for the identified business processes. We discovered that the supportive technology in the organisations is adequate but downright traditional. We argue that technology is an important factor and enabler for WI. Finally, we present an architectural model that provides a direction for future work on WI taking ICT as the basis.

Keywords

Workplace innovation Information and communication technology Alignment of ICT and work process BPMN 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We acknowledge the financial support of Smart Housing Småland (Project 4P00098).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • He Tan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrea Resmini
    • 2
  • Vladimir Tarasov
    • 1
  • Anders Adlemo
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EngineeringJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden
  2. 2.International Business SchoolJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden

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