Paper Number

2378

Paper Type

CRP

Abstract

As organizational leaders and employees navigate the new landscape of hybrid work, two additional technological innovations are quickly becoming prevalent: Human-AI Collaboration and new forms of presence in virtual environments recently conceptualized as Metaverse. Whereas both developments are still in early stages, the example of generative AI has shown how fast emerging technology can have important implications for organizational practices. But how do we study something that has not yet materialized? In this paper, we apply web-based horizon scanning and develop four scenarios, based on tasks in McGrath's group task circumplex, to speculate on the future of work. Beyond discussing the possible implications of the scenarios and providing exemplary research questions, we explore and discuss horizon scanning as a future-looking methodology for information systems research.

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Jun 14th, 12:00 AM

HUMAN-AI COLLABORATION IN THE METAVERSE - HOW TO RESEARCH THE FUTURE OF WORK?

As organizational leaders and employees navigate the new landscape of hybrid work, two additional technological innovations are quickly becoming prevalent: Human-AI Collaboration and new forms of presence in virtual environments recently conceptualized as Metaverse. Whereas both developments are still in early stages, the example of generative AI has shown how fast emerging technology can have important implications for organizational practices. But how do we study something that has not yet materialized? In this paper, we apply web-based horizon scanning and develop four scenarios, based on tasks in McGrath's group task circumplex, to speculate on the future of work. Beyond discussing the possible implications of the scenarios and providing exemplary research questions, we explore and discuss horizon scanning as a future-looking methodology for information systems research.

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