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Determinants of Data Disclosure in Digital Workplaces

Within the research question "What factors determine employees' willingness to disclose their personal data in the digital workplace?" this research project investigates the determinants of data disclosure in the digital workplace. The goal is to develop a deep understanding of how various factors of digital work influence the willingness to disclose data.

Project description

To what extent do monitoring practices and individual behavioral patterns such as egoism and altruism influence employees’ willingness to disclose their personal data in a digital work environment? And what role do corporate policy and regulatory framework play in this context? The use of digital services in companies is closely linked to the generation and use of employee data. Especially the increasing implementation of AI tools in the workplace has led to an unprecedented production of data. This data can be of enormous benefit to companies, as it can contribute to increased productivity, for example. However, this development also brings challenges. The generation of data leads to increased transparency of employees, which in turn can raise concerns about privacy and lead to a reduced willingness to disclose data. The willingness of employees to share their data is a fundamental prerequisite for successful digitalization in the workplace. In the context of the research question ‘What factors determine employees’ willingness to disclose their personal data in the digital workplace?,‘ this research project investigates the determinants of data disclosure in the digital workplace. As part of the project, a profound understanding is to be developed about the factors that influence employees’ willingness to disclose data.

The project’s objective is to gain new insights into the complex dynamics of data disclosure in the digital workplace. The results aim to assist companies in developing effective strategies for data management and employee leadership of digital work. Additionally, the project provides valuable insights into current issues of the digital workplace, such as dealing with monitoring technologies and balancing individual and corporate interests. These insights are crucial for fostering trust in digital technologies and ensuring a positive work environment.

Project team

Dr. Mena Teebken

Researcher, bidt

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess

Member of bidt's Board of Directors | Director of the Institute for Digital Management and New Media, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

Prof. Dr. Alexander Pretschner

Chairman of bidt's Board of Directors and the Executive Commitee | Chair of Software & Systems Engineering, Technical University of Munich | Scientific director, fortiss