Sustainability in work practices

Lucia Pascarella, Peter Bednar

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Sustainability becomes a crucial focus for companies as the ability to support future development and long-term business robustness inherently depends on it. The paper aims to report on examples of weaknesses in business support for sustainable development practices uncovered in empirical studies and discuss possible needed changes in work practices. Previous research focused on the investigation of sociotechnical sustainability in real-world employees' work practices in SMEs. Overall, employees' work practices seem to be lacking when it comes to integration with sustainability practices, and this situation does not support a real, sustainable future for the enterprise. Hence management of sustainability need to be directed on collaboration emphasizing employees' “know-how” and needs in practice, integrating sociotechnical systemic sustainability approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Perspective in IS Development (STPIS 2020)
EditorsPeter Bednar, Alexander Nolte, Mikko Rajanen, Helena Vallo Hult, Anna Sigridur Islind, Federico Pigni
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2020
Event6th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Perspective in IS development - Online, Grenoble, France
Duration: 8 Jun 20209 Jun 2020
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073


Workshop6th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Perspective in IS development
Abbreviated titleSTPIS'20
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  • information systems sustainability
  • sociotechnical approach
  • sustainability
  • sustainable work practice
  • systemic sustainability
  • work practice analysis


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