Perception and Management of Work Interruptions: A Qualitative Study

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


The adoption and use of digital technologies in today's organizations, management, and business enables many benefits, including extensive information access, quick communication, and greater productivity. However, the proliferation of digital technologies also poses challenges for the digital business era. One major dark side of digital technology use are IT-mediated interruptions, which are nowadays ubiquitous in an organizational context due to digital collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams or Slack and also due to inadequate user behavior such as permanent checking of emails. Based on the insights of a former exploratory study on work interruptions (Stangl & Riedl, 2023b), we plan to conduct a qualitative study based on which digital business professionals describe their general perception and management of interruptions.
Period10 May 2023
Event title6th International Digital Business Research Day 2023
Event typeConference
LocationSteyr, AustriaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational