Dr. Matej Černe

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION AT THE FACULTY OF ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA

Matej Černe, PhD, is an associate professor of management and organisation at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. His research, pedagogical and counselling work focus on innovation, creativity, organisational behaviour and psychology, and work digitisation. He is a recipient of numerous international awards for his research and has published in the best journals in management. Currently, he is leading the research project Organising in the Digital Age and coordinating the technology platform for the dissemination of research work Humanising Digital Work, he is working with colleagues from the most prestigious European universities and the Harvard Business School on the Fair Work in the Digital Economy project.

A DIGITAL HUMAN: THE PARADOX OF CONSTANT CONNECTION AND ALIENATION AT THE SAME TIME

Digitisation stresses the positive and negative effects of constant virtual connection and affects individuals’ emotional and social lives. Adverse effects such as alienation, lack of human contact, stress, burnout, and workaholism are all the more pronounced in the case of sudden and mass ‘relocations’ of employees to work from home. The virtual world of technology thus changes social habits, coordination, experience of work, workers themselves, and their coordination of work with everyday life. The close links between the individual and technology is no longer a choice – it is necessary to put people at the forefront when deciding on this relationship.