The human side of technology: work-life balance, stress and digitalisation

Lund University Sustainability week
03 May 2022 16:15 17:30
Target Group
Everyone interested in the topic
Lund University
Closed  (Deadline: 29 Apr 2022 23:59)

In this public lecture, Professor Saonee Sarker will address the humanistic outcomes of technology. How is technology affecting work-life balance? Can it cause stress? And what are the often-overlooked dangers of digitalisation, not least when it comes to sustainability?

Meet Saonee Sarker, Professor of Informatics at LUSEM, in a talk where she asks questions such as: Is digitalisation all good? What are the possible dark sides of the ongoing digitalisation of our workplaces?

Saonee Sarker will take you on a journey, from practical research findings to current challenges. From a humanistic viewpoint, she will put some of these items in the spotlight:

  1. How is digitalisation affecting work-life balance?
  2. What is technostress? Why do we need to consider it?
  3. What are the dangers of AI and the ongoing digitalisation? What challenges do digitalisation pose to sustainability?

”We are often exposed to the ’greatness of digitalisation,’” Saonee Saker says.”But digitalisation requires enormous amounts of electrical power. How sustainable is that? We never talk about that side of digitalisation. But is certainly something we need to consider.”