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I track, therefore I Am : Exploring the impact of wearable fitness devices on employee identity and well-being

Giddens, Laurie; Gonzalez, Ester and Leidner, Dorothy LU (2016) Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2016 In AMCIS 2016: Surfing the IT Innovation Wave - 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems
Abstract

Corporate wellness programs can help employees improve their health and well-being. There are many advantages to a healthy workforce including increased productivity and lower health insurance premiums. A growing trend in corporate wellness programs is to offer wearable fitness trackers to employees to help them monitor their activity so that they can make better choices about their health. It is estimated that more than 13 million wearable fitness devices will be used in corporate wellness programs by 2018. Our research will explore this phenomena by investigating the effect of wearable fitness devices on employee identity and well-being. We will use a case study about a financial institution that has recently implemented the use of... (More)

Corporate wellness programs can help employees improve their health and well-being. There are many advantages to a healthy workforce including increased productivity and lower health insurance premiums. A growing trend in corporate wellness programs is to offer wearable fitness trackers to employees to help them monitor their activity so that they can make better choices about their health. It is estimated that more than 13 million wearable fitness devices will be used in corporate wellness programs by 2018. Our research will explore this phenomena by investigating the effect of wearable fitness devices on employee identity and well-being. We will use a case study about a financial institution that has recently implemented the use of Fitbits as part of its corporate wellness program. Our results will have the potential to shed light on the impacts of wearable fitness device initiatives on employees and organizations.

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(Required) Wearable technology, Corporate wellness programs, Employee identity, Employee well-being
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  abstract     = {<p>Corporate wellness programs can help employees improve their health and well-being. There are many advantages to a healthy workforce including increased productivity and lower health insurance premiums. A growing trend in corporate wellness programs is to offer wearable fitness trackers to employees to help them monitor their activity so that they can make better choices about their health. It is estimated that more than 13 million wearable fitness devices will be used in corporate wellness programs by 2018. Our research will explore this phenomena by investigating the effect of wearable fitness devices on employee identity and well-being. We will use a case study about a financial institution that has recently implemented the use of Fitbits as part of its corporate wellness program. Our results will have the potential to shed light on the impacts of wearable fitness device initiatives on employees and organizations.</p>},
  author       = {Giddens, Laurie and Gonzalez, Ester and Leidner, Dorothy},
  booktitle    = {AMCIS 2016: Surfing the IT Innovation Wave - 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems},
  keyword      = {(Required) Wearable technology,Corporate wellness programs,Employee identity,Employee well-being},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Association for Information Systems},
  title        = {I track, therefore I Am : Exploring the impact of wearable fitness devices on employee identity and well-being},
  year         = {2016},
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