Personalizing the professional

The widespread adoption of mobile media such as smartphones, enables us to be ‘always on’ – reachable regardless of our physical location and social activities. The perpetual availability of all media via the smartphone entails the interlacing of formerly separate social contexts. This contextual interlacing has been said to indicate a structural and cultural shift in the balance between two key spheres of life: personal and work life. This project posits that if we are indeed witnessing such underlying changes of the day-to-day life worlds we inhabit, these changes manifest themselves at the level of communication.

The project presents empirical studies of social media and self-tracking in organizational contexts to explore how people orient themselves to, experience and manage the relationship between work and personal life by way of communicative practices, and how these practices contribute to the reshaping and hybridization of personal and professional contexts of communication. With this project, we aim to inform current debates about digital wellbeing and qualify how organizations and individuals alike may facilitate such wellbeing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants

NameTitlePhoneE-mail
Christoffer BaggerPhD fellow +45 353-34104E-mail
Kristian Redhead AhmResearch assistant +45 353-28336E-mail
Stine LomborgAssociate professor +45 353-28105E-mail

Funding

The project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (2,5 mio Danish kroner). 

PI: Stine Lomborg. 
Project duration: 2019-2022.