Print Email Facebook Twitter The impact of technology on work Title The impact of technology on work: enabling workplace innovation by technological and organisational choice Author Oeij, P.R.A. Hulsegge, G. van der Torre, W. Contributor Oeij, P. (editor) Dhondt, S. (editor) McMurray, A.J. (editor) Publication year 2023 Abstract New technological developments can have major consequences for work, which require an understanding of the ‘new’ skills of employees, the possible measures to counteract the negative effects on the quality of work, and optional choices regarding the use of technological applications and their embedding in work processes. This chapter shows how the Technology Impact Method (TIM) was applied in two case studies to qualitatively determine the impact of (future) technological developments on the tasks, required skills, and quality of work of engineers in the agri-food and energy network industries in The Netherlands. The TIM analysis shows that the new tasks of engineers require more data entering, use data and (virtual) support for maintenance and repair activities, and cooperation with other disciplines, such as suppliers. Most of the present skills of engineers remain important, but additionally, they need (basic) digital, analytical, communicative skills, and the ability and attitude to learning new things. Technological choice is an organisational choice that can reduce autonomy and make work less challenging, or it can increase work variety and learning opportunities, which depends on how the company uses the technology and organises the work processes. Subject Technology impact assessmentOrganisational choiceWorkplace innovation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:af6fe067-ce11-478b-956a-26652d0a579f DOI https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800881945.00013 TNO identifier 985872 Publisher Elgar, Cheltenham ISBN ISBN 978 1 80088 193 8 (cased) Source A research agenda for workplace innovation: the challenge of disruptive transitions, 67-89 Document type bookPart Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.