Skip to main content

Organizational Culture, and the Impact of the Digital Overload

  • Chapter
  • First Online:
Conquering Digital Overload
  • 2934 Accesses

Abstract

This chapter explores the way in which culture has been shaped by technology, and focuses on the impact technology has had on our ways of working. We will see that organizational cultures (and by extrapolation, we as individuals) are struggling to adapt to increasingly digital workplaces and are at risk of being overwhelmed by the digital overload. We identify outdated cultures which are amplified by technology. The old ‘command and control’ culture is being replaced a ‘trust and empower’ one being demanded by today’s workforce.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Chapter
USD 29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
eBook
USD 29.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book
USD 37.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book
USD 37.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Purchases are for personal use only

Institutional subscriptions

Similar content being viewed by others

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Ben Emmens .

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 2018 The Author(s)

About this chapter

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this chapter

Emmens, B., Thomson, P. (2018). Organizational Culture, and the Impact of the Digital Overload. In: Thomson, P., Johnson, M., Devlin, J. (eds) Conquering Digital Overload. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63799-0_4

Download citation

Publish with us

Policies and ethics