In the era of digital transformation, the "Techwell: Digital Risk Anticipation" project emerges as a guiding force for workers and businesses amidst this ever-evolving landscape.
Techwell addresses the surge of technology by working to prevent digital risks and promoting a balanced use of digital tools, all while safeguarding the mental and physical well-being of every user.
At the heart of the Techwell project are tangible actions aimed at realizing these objectives:
- Two awareness conferences will address, among other topics, the implementation of the right to disconnect in Luxembourg, reflections on hyperconnectivity, as well as aligning individual needs with the constraints of technology in the workplace, with a view to enhancing your professional well-being.
- Six tailored training programs designed to assist workers in effectively managing their digital usage, with a focus on well-being and productivity.
- Establishing connections and actively collaborating with 12 organizations, with the aim of conducting a comprehensive audit of digital practices within each company. This approach will be followed by sessions to implement measures resulting from the audit, to foster a thriving digital environment for workers.
- Creation of a comprehensive guide detailing the various stages of the audit and support process in collaboration with experts, offering tailored and responsible recommendations for digital tool usage.
- Twelve podcast episodes, available in French, English, and German, delving into digital risks, reflections on the future of digital work, and practical advice.
- Development of an engaging interactive game that raises awareness about digital risks and encourages a more balanced and sustainable use of technologies within your teams.
The Techwell: Digital Risk Anticipation project is committed to informing, raising awareness, and providing guidance, thereby shaping a digital environment where technology coexists harmoniously with professional well-being.
Supported by Digital Luxembourg, the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg, the Chamber of Employees of Luxembourg, the Ministry of State, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy, as well as the European Union and the European Social Fund
In 2019, IMS tackled this issue with the "Info Flow Savvy" project dedicated to information overload and hyperconnection, complemented by actions concerning remote management and the reflection on introducing a Luxembourgish right to disconnect.
In 2022, the Info Flow Savvy Academy project took the issues identified by the Info Flow Savvy project a step further. It provided training and awareness of work-related infobesity through a conference, e-learning and a practical guide in the resources tab. The project was co-financed by the European Social Fund, the Ministry of State via Digital Lëtzebuerg, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy, the Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Employees.
The increasingly intense use of digital communication reinforces infobesity, hyperconnection, social isolation and digital addiction. This phenomenon has significant consequences on the well-being, learning capacities and success of all users, especially the youngest: a population newly exposed to certain digital risks previously "reserved" for professional uses of digital technology.
Distance learning and teleworking have developed rapidly, increasing most individuals' technical (mainly digital) skills. Although digital natives are more technically intuitive, their use of and exposure to digital tools is wrongly assumed to be measured or self-regulated.
While these digital prejudices exist in all segments of the population, they are more deeply rooted and less nuanced in the under-27s, making their integration into the professional world perilous on a psychosocial level.
Faced with these problems, IMS Luxembourg is working on the "Digital Well-Being for Youth - Humanising the digital so as not to digitise the human" project with the support of the Œuvre Nationale de Secours de la Grande-Duchesse Charlotte. This project is committed to fighting against the prejudices of digital uses by bringing together students preparing for professional integration, employees with less than two years of experience, managers and employees in function.
IMS Luxembourg wishes to train people on the non-implicit nature of digital uses while preventing individual and collective mental impacts. Experiments will identify norms/clichés and provide tools to enable learning and working conditions framed by the concepts underlying digital well-being. The aim is to prevent psychosocial risks for the younger generation, which is certainly used to digital technology but cannot protect itself from it.
- Exploring solutions to information overload
These modules offer pedagogical and pragmatic training to take a step back and reduce sources of information overload. With 10 modules of 15 to 20 minutes, learners can assess their level, disseminate skills and good practices.
- Info Flow Savvy self-training quiz
Information overload in the workplace
This guide provides suggestions for finding the most suitable solutions for your company and implementing practical applications for managing information effectively.
Available in French, English and German.
Info Flow Savvy Barometer
In collaboration with LISER, IMS Luxembourg is examining the digital habits of workers whose jobs are predominantly intellectual.
IMS Luxembourg, Cog'X, Dsides, and Didask offer you a journey to the heart of the brain, to discover its strengths but also its limits faced with current new ways of working.
IMS would like to thank the Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean for kindly making its walls available for this recording.
The exhibition is available for loan to IMS member companies
Infobesity and resilience: adopting responsible information practices, with Caroline Sauvajol-Rialland
This conference, co-produced by IMS and So Comment, addresses the problem of too much information and its negative impact on the environment and professional life.
Roundtable - “Knowledge Management: people are the information heart”
From hyperconnected to digital-savvy, let's take the first step".
- The instantaneity tyranny
- Quick and Dirty! Facing the Diktat of Urgency at Work
- Hyper-acceleration and Infobesity in Companies