Research blog

Remote working put to the test during lockdown: what lessons can we learn for remote working in the future?

Recent analyses from the French Statistical Office for Labour and Employment (DARES) [1] are a reminder of the low rate of remote working in France. In 2017, only 3% of employees worked remotely at least one day a week, where this is understood as a form of work organisation that: requires the use of digital […]

Research blog / Artificial Intelligence

Benefits and challenges of a machine learning system in managing email overload at work

The growth of email use at work since the 1990s has resulted in a continual increase in the number of messages exchanged. Many studies on this increase have shown the adverse consequences on workers and their performance (“cognitive overload”, interruptions, fragmentation of work, or stress [1, 2]). To reduce these consequences, many technological and organizational […]

Research blog / Research

A currency to boost collective practices at the company

Local currencies, distinguishable from speculative currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, usually set out to promote systems for local exchange and giving while limiting debt. According to the economist Bernard Lietaer, “when well designed, it creates exactly the amount of currency needed to complete transactions that otherwise would not have taken place”. In addition to local […]

Better me / Well Being

Disconnection: a right and a duty…?

There have been over 20 million smartphones sold. It is in 2015 that the milestone was reached for the first time in France. An increase of 7% compared to the previous year, according to the firm GfK. A growing trend is confirmed in the uses: 62% of French people own a smartphone while one out […]