AIS Welcomes SIG CNoW as its Newest Community Group
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Posted by: Brook Pritchett
The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is pleased to welcome the Changing Nature of Work with ICT (SIGCNoW) as the newest addition to the AIS community. This group will help foster an environment of collaboration and networking as well as promote the exchange of ideas amongst academics and professionals interested in the changing nature of work with technology.
Previously, there has not been a partnering group within AIS that promotes and facilitates discussion and research of a range of issues related to the changing nature of work with advanced technologies. SIGCNow will provide a forum for AIS members to discuss, develop and promote ideas related to this topic. Members of this group will research issues related to the design, history, theory, practice, methods and techniques, new developments, and applications of computing and networking technologies to support the changing nature of work at various levels and domains of individuals, groups and organizations.
Many CNoW community members are also members of the IFIP 9.1 working group and/or the ACM SIGMIS CPR (Computers and People Research) group, and a dedicated SIG within AIS unites these scholars under the AIS umbrella.
Benefits of this partnership also include:
An established platform for both senior and junior members to share early research ideas
Feedback and insight to PhD students and early career researchers through submission and discussion in smaller groups with senior scholars
Debates among senior scholars to promote challenging discussions and inform the community
The sharing of the latest news relevant to the community
This is an excellent move, that is long overdue. But then, the best ideas sometimes take longest to achieve recognition.
One focus (the primary focus?) will no doubt be 'working from home'. But there is already a very long history of large-scale home working (see 'F International' on Wikipedia, I was a home worker with FI for 10 years in the 1980s) - I look forward to hearing of other examples, and seeing the latest understanding of how home working and other ideas can be made to work well.
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