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Acceleration through Digital Communication: Theorizing on a Perceived Lack of Time

: Entschew, Elisa Maria

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Created on: 11.2.2021

Humanistic management journal 6 (2021), No.2, pp.273-287
ISSN: 2366-603X (Print)
ISSN: 2366-6048 (Online)
Journal Article, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IMW ()
digital communication; Digitalization; acceleration; permanent availability; time; rebound effect; ethics; Moral

Digital communication between humans fundamentally changes the nature of communication. One inherent change is the acceleration of communication as a systematic change in societal life, particularly in the workplace. Often, the aim is to release time resources. However, the acceleration of communication also leads to the opposite: a lack of time. This paradoxical development can be based on an acceleration cycle whereby technologies seem to be a solution on the micro-level, but they are also a significant part of the problem on the meso-level.