We are living in the future of work. Digitisation, digitalisation, and digital transformation have connected individuals, organisations, and objects through the intensified adoption of technologies (Urbach & Röglinger, 2019). This shift has triggered a need to align organisational culture, employer value proposition, operations, and value delivery to the dynamics of digitisation. From a macro perspective, the digital workplace has been accompanied by shifting dynamics in the labour market, affecting how companies manage the employee value chain. Organisations must embrace digital technologies and transform in order to remain competitive and survive. Further, it is imperative to understand and facilitate employee perceptions and attitudes toward technological change in order to equip the workforce for digital transformation (Brigid et al. 2021).

This year’s conference theme examines digital transformation from several lenses, including employee-related factors and work-related outcomes at the individual, group, and organisational levels. In addition, macro dynamics should not be ignored. Labour market skills shortages caused by reskilling challenges to meet the changing digital landscape will be of particular focus.

How can organisations, work psychologists, people practitioners, behavioural scientists, researchers, academics, business leaders and line managers drive digital transformation in their environments to enable organisation peak performance and employee alignment? 

This topic will be explored through the following sub-themes:

  • Establishing ways of work in a digital workplace (hybrid vs office-based vs remote)
  • Managing wellness in a digital world
  • The role of Industrial and Organisational Psychologists and human capital practitioners in accelerating digitisation
  • Shaping an employer value proposition that supports digital transformation
  • No one left behind. Diversity, equity & inclusion in a digital world.