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  1. 1. Sociology of work Work & Technology Lecturer: Prof. Amalya L. Oliver Student: Pablo Sektman
  2. 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb3LJZ6xP2U&feature=related
  3. 3. Table of contents of this presentation2. Topics of interest4. Research question6. Questions related to the research question8. Goals of the seminar paper10. Research working plan12. Some questions and answers from the interviews and surveys
  4. 4. Topics of interestModern technologies as a means to increase/decrease the work-family spillover. Employers’ and employees’ strategies (explicit and implicit) to demarcate space and time boundaries.Non-work related activities at work as a strategy to compensate non-paid working extra hours from home.
  5. 5. Research questionExplicit / implicit strategies and policiesemployers design using differenttechnologies to increase work outsidework boundaries (time and space)and/or reduce non work related mattersat work. An employee perspective.
  6. 6. Questions related to the research question• Is technology being used by employers as one of the modern ways to exploit employees? How?• If so, are employees aware of this? And do they have ways/strategies to stop or decrease this exploitation? How?• Does technology being used by employers also bring benefits to employees? If so which are they?• Which technologies are being used?• Which are the policies for the usage of those technologies? Do those policies /obligations appear in the employee’s contract?
  7. 7. Goals of the seminar paper• Learn and understand which different technologies are being used to increase work from home.• Learn and understand which different technologies are being used to decrease non-work matters at work.• Learn and understand which different strategies and policies are behind both of them (above mentioned) and which are explicit and which implicit.• Learn and understand how those strategies and policies are transmitted to the employees.
  8. 8. Goals of the seminar paper• Possible strategies and policies employees use, if any at all, to reject and counterattack their employers’ policies and strategies above mentioned?
  9. 9. (Ideal) Working plan
  10. 10. Some questions from the interviews1. Portable devices (mobile telephone, PDA, laptop, pager, etc) • After you leave your working space, do you use any technological device after work? If so which? • Do they belong to you or your employer gave it to you? If they belong to you, Do you get money for the service? Which percentage?
  11. 11. Some questions from the interviews1. Extra hours • If you work outside your workplace, do you get money for extra hours? How do you and/or your employer calculate them?
  12. 12. Some questions from the interviews 1. • Did you have a meeting in which they explained your conditions and obligations to you, in general? • Was the usage of portable devices (mobile telephone, PDA, laptop, pager, etc) outside the working place mentioned when you signed your working contract? If so what was mentioned? Was it in the contract? Or was it explained orally only?
  13. 13. Some questions from the interviews and surveys• Was the usage of portable devices (mobile telephone, PDA, laptop, pager, etc) inside the working boundaries for personal purposes mentioned when you signed your working contract? If so what was mentioned? Was it in the contract? Or was it explained orally only?
  14. 14. Some answers from the interviews and surveys1. Regarding “Portable devices (mobile telephone, PDA, laptop, pager, etc) • Some got mobiles from their company, some get extra $ to use their personal mobile. • Some got laptop and internet connection service at home in addition to mobiles2. Regarding extra hours • This is a complicated topic, because many people get “global” salary and it is hard to add to their payment.
  15. 15. Some answers from the interviews and surveys
  16. 16. Questions

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