How Much Digital is Too Much? A Study on Employees’ Hybrid Workplace Preferences

Pauline Weritz, Jorge Matute, Jessica Braojos, Jerry Kane

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Abstract

How post-pandemic workplaces will evolve is one challenging decision organizations must consider. Prior studies have explored remote work and digital workplace transformations. However, literature offers only little insight into the status quo of employees' preferences for their future workplace and its consequences. This paper posits that employees' openness to digital change influences hybrid workplace preference. Performance and personal outcome expectations further have a mediating role in this relationship. Finally, hybrid workplace preferences can lead to office resistance and the intention to leave. This paper draws on social cognitive theory and sheds light on the interplay of employees' preferences and potential consequences for businesses. We empirically tested the proposed model with survey data from U.S. employees. Findings show that hybrid settings are critical to attracting talent open to digital change. The contribution to IS literature is manifold and contains implications on how to envision the future workplace successfully.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICIS 2022 Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationDigitization for the next generation, December 9-14, Kopenhagen, Denmark
PublisherAIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-958200-04-9
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event43rd International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2022 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 10 Dec 202211 Dec 2022
Conference number: 43

Conference

Conference43rd International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2022
Abbreviated titleICIS 2022
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period10/12/2211/12/22

Keywords

  • Digital workplace transformation
  • Hybrid workplace preference
  • Office resistance
  • Willingness to leave
  • n/a OA procedure

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