Speakers

MonikaBerdys

Monika Berdys

DELab UW, Faculty of Sosiology UW
Monika Berdys is a graduate of sociology at the University of Warsaw and educational studies at KU Leuven in Belgium. Her research interests include sociology of work, education and public policy.
dr Bartosz Mika

Dr Bartosz Mika

University of Gdansk
He gained his first academic experience at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan. For nine years connected with Gdańsk sociology, he has been an assistant professor at the Department of Sociology of Public Affairs and Economy, Institute of Sociology, University of Gdańsk. His specialities are critical sociology, classical sociological thought, sociology of work and sociology of economy. His current focus is on researching people working through digital platforms. He is also preparing a monograph on the socio-economic interpretation of intellectual property, continuing the theoretical threads taken up in a 2013 publication titled Digital collaborators - translator-hobbyists in a networked society.
Natalia Lewandowska

Natalia Lewandowska

Expert of KPI, Intel
Currently HR Manager at Intel, responsible for the implementation of HR strategy in Poland. In her 20 years of experience in organisational development, she has designed and implemented projects in the areas of innovation, talent and competence management and has actively supported leaders in the development of their organisations. As a Consultant and Project Manager she has implemented various projects in the field of assessment and development of professional competences, as an ACC ICF coach she supports leaders and managers in career development and professional changes.

Host

Analyst DELab UW

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In the next semi­nar in our series, an explo­ra­to­ry stu­dy on the per­cep­tion of whi­te-col­lar auto­ma­tion among mid­dle mana­gers in cor­po­ra­tions pro­vi­ding busi­ness servi­ces was discussed.

Robo­tic pro­cess auto­ma­tion imple­men­ted in B2B cor­po­ra­tions is the algo­ri­th­mi­za­tion of routi­ne acti­vi­ties, cha­rac­te­ri­stic of com­pa­nies per­for­ming admi­ni­stra­ti­ve tasks of high volu­me and com­ple­xi­ty for a busi­ness custo­mer. Thro­ugh in-depth inte­rviews, it was possi­ble to esta­blish whe­ther senior employ­ees reco­gni­se the sca­le and dyna­mics of tech­no­lo­gi­cal chan­ge, and what the­ir expe­rien­ces, hopes and fears are in rela­tion to work auto­ma­tion, arti­fi­cial intel­li­gen­ce or machi­ne learning.

Inte­rviews with mana­gers reve­aled that they do not see auto­ma­tion as a thre­at, but rather as an ele­ment of a new orga­ni­za­tio­nal cul­tu­re and a tool that pro­vi­des inva­lu­able help in the daily strug­gle with time pres­su­re. From the inte­rvie­we­es» per­spec­ti­ve, tech­no­lo­gy­’s par­tial take­over of tedio­us respon­si­bi­li­ties fre­es up the­ir intel­lec­tu­al poten­tial and gives them time to devo­te to more cre­ati­ve pro­fes­sio­nal tasks. This is the case, howe­ver, pro­vi­ded that they can influ­en­ce the sco­pe and quali­ty of the solu­tions imple­men­ted. Altho­ugh modern mana­ge­ment methods (e.g. lean) empha­si­ze con­ti­nu­ous impro­ve­ment and cre­ati­vi­ty, in prac­ti­ce only the ide­as that gene­ra­te the gre­atest savings have a chan­ce to be imple­men­ted. Pro­cess auto­ma­tion is not line­ar, but is impo­sed or post­po­ned accor­ding to the logic of cost opti­mi­za­tion, and is sub­ject to con­stant nego­tia­tion depen­ding on power rela­tions, know­led­ge distri­bu­tion, and inter­nal orga­ni­za­tio­nal dynamics.

A series of English-language meetings to present the results of research in the field of digitisation, conducted by researchers from European Union countries.

The seminars are an excellent opportunity to learn about topics undertaken at foreign universities and to discuss them with invited guests. Due to their interactive form, they are also an opportunity to build cooperation between Polish and foreign research centres. Past seminars can be found on the DELab UW website.

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Fundacja Koalicja na rzecz Polskich Innowacji
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Build Up Your Future Conference - Faculty of Economic Sciences UW Student Representative Office
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Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw
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