How does this affect the work environment, stress, and safety at work? And what can we do about it? Are there strategies to ensure that workers benefit from digitalisation instead of becoming its victims?

It is increasingly common for employees to work under the guidance of algorithms and advanced computer programmes that control, monitor, and evaluate them.

Together with FEPS, Tiden, and the Nordic consortium partners, we presented two reports from our international research project on algorithmic management in the workplace at LO’s arena at the democracy festival in Almedalen on the island of Gotland during the politician’s week.

In case you missed it, it was streamed on Facebook and is still available for viewing. You can watch it by following this link

We also hosted an enlightening expert roundtable discussion on the consequences of Algorithmic Management (AM) where, amongst other things, we talked about the findings from the study "Algoritmen som chef - konsekvenserna av algoritmiskt styrt arbete" ("The algorithm as manager - the consequences of algorithmic work "), based on a comprehensive workers' survey in traditional sectors. The study is part of the FEPS digital programme – a consortium of think tanks and labour movements.

You can find the study here (in Swedish).

We will be posting an interview with Jenny Wrangborg about the study on Instagram shortly, so follow us there to ensure you don’t miss it!

The Nordic report, 'Computer in Command: Consequences of Algorithmic Management for Workers,' is also available for download.

As well as the Danish study titled 'Computerchefer: Algoritmeledelse har store konsekvenser for medarbejderne' (in Danish).

Huge thanks to authors Jenny Wrangborg, Magnus Thorn Jensen, Gerard Rinse Oosterwijk, and Asbjørn Sonne Nørgaard for shedding light on this topic. 

In case you have any questions or would like to know more about this project, please contact Meike Büsher






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