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Agile Working and Well-Being in the Digital Age

Editors: Grant, Christine, Russell, Emma (Eds.)

  • Provides an in-depth understanding of the growing phenomenon of agile working: ways of working more flexibly by utilising new technology, including e-working, to meet market needs, worker and organisational goals
  • Explores how wellbeing, personality, team working and management are involved in agile work
  • Offers researchers and practitioners evidence-based research to support the implementation of agile working in organizations
  • Considers the impact of technology on further changes to work practices in the future, and particularly in a new post-pandemic era of work
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About this book

Within the digital era, agile working is imperative for organisations and workers to meet the needs of customers, service-users and ever-changing markets. This needs to be achieved whilst meeting goals of effectiveness and well-being. In this book, state-of-the-art theory is used to understand how to optimise agile working by addressing key issues around personality, team-working and management. The authors define the concept of agile working and unpack often-misunderstood terms associated with this, such as remote working and telework. The book explores the well-being consequences of agile work including sedentary behaviours, digital distraction, and digital resistance before offering insights for the future. Examining current practice in the context of established and emerging theory, the book paves the way towards further advances in the field and supports organisations seeking to make agile working work for them.

Agile Working and Well-being in the Digital Age provides a valuable new resource for practitioners and scholars in the fields of occupational and organizational psychology, human resource management, organisational development, mental health and well-being.

About the authors

Dr Christine Grant is a Chartered and Registered Occupational Psychologist and Associate Professor at Coventry University.  She is a leading applied researcher in the psychology of remote e-working and agile working. Her work explores the impact of technology on remote e-workers work-life balance, job effectiveness and well-being, with an interest in developing new measures and related interventions for employees and employers, including the recently published E-Work Life scale. Christine has secured research funding with the ESPRC, British Psychological Society and many others. She has also worked across sectors with a wide range of organisations as an external consultant. Recently, she contributed to British Psychological Society’s Covid19 crisis working group ‘working differently’ and the government’s expert consultation on the coronavirus pandemic. Her work is disseminated widely through journals, conferences, practitioner guidance and in the media.

Dr Emma Russell is a Chartered and Registered Occupational Psychologist and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex Business School (USBS). Emma is a member of the ESRC Digital Futures at Work Research Centre, Course Director for the MSc in Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and co-Director of Doctoral Studies for USBS. Emma’s research focuses on work-email activity, and its relationship with personality, well-being, resources and goal achievement. Emma has been funded by the ESRC, Acas, the NHS, RBT and others. She disseminates her research in high impact journals, conference papers, practitioner publications and the wider media.

Buy this book

eBook 42,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: February 1, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-60283-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
Hardcover 51,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agile Working and Well-Being in the Digital Age
Editors
  • Christine Grant
  • Emma Russell
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-60283-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-60283-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-60282-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 116
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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