Regulating wellbeing in the brave new quantified workplace


Moore, P. and Piwek, L. 2017. Regulating wellbeing in the brave new quantified workplace. Employee Relations. 39 (3), pp. 308-316.
TitleRegulating wellbeing in the brave new quantified workplace
AuthorsMoore, P. and Piwek, L.

Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to lay out the conceptual issues arising alongside the rise of sensory technologies in workplaces designed to improve wellness and productivity.
Design/methodology/approach: This is a text based conceptual paper. Our approach is to throw light on some of the emerging issues with the introduction of wearable self-tracking technologies in workplaces.
Findings: The paper indicates that scholars will need to put ethical issues at the heart of research on sensory tracking technologies in workplaces that aim to regulate employee behaviour via wellness initiatives.
Originality/value: This is an original article. Since there is very little scholarly research in this area, it is important to begin to consider the implications of sensory technology in workplaces linked to wellness initiatives, given the probable impact it will have on work design and appraisal systems.

Research GroupLaw and Politics
JournalEmployee Relations
Publication dates
Print03 Apr 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited25 Nov 2016
Accepted10 Oct 2016
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
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