Associate Professor Noelle Chesley will deliver a keynote address at the Fifth International Conference on Wellbeing at Work in Paris. The conference, hosted by the French National Research and Safety Institute (INRS) will take place in May 2019.
Title: “Changing Work and Worker Well-Being: Which Changes Matter Most? Which Opportunities and Challenges are Most Critical?”
Description: “A number of social and economic forces are acting in combination in ways that contribute to a rapid pace of change in work settings. Growing global economic inequality, more inter-generational, gender-fluid, and racially integrated workforces, a more chaotic and disrupted system of international governance, and rapid technological change all contribute to faster-paced and less predictable work experiences for many in the global workforce. Among this mix of important influences on contemporary work, rapid technological change often stands out. In this address, I argue that within the shifting socio-technical landscape of work, two important areas of change emerge: 1) The now central role of data science (and data scientists) in shaping work and workplaces, and 2) the implications of algorithms and artificial intelligence for human workers and their work experiences. These changes not only have consequences for workers–and worker well-being–but also for how researchers conduct the social science of work.”