The Marie Curie individual fellowship is a program ran by the European Commission and allows postdoctoral researchers to run their personal project for two years. Stéphanie Gauttier (BMS Faculty) received this prestigious and competitive fellowship. Together with DCU (Dublin City University) she will start a project to assess the impact of human enhancement technologies used at work onto employees and their performance.
The project is entitled GLASNOST as an acronym for 'reGuLAting Staff eNhancement in OrganiSaTions'. The aim of the GLASNOST project is to assess the impact of human enhancement technologies used at work onto employees and their performance. Indeed, the use of human enhancement technologies in organizations can shape the future of work, i.e. how one performs at work, how one feels at work, how one relates to others and managers. It has implications in terms of employee well-being and health.
The project will promote the consideration of ethical issues in the implementation of technologies used to enhance the performance of individual employees in organizations. It will first look at how organizations and stakeholders consider ethics in the way they implement the use of enhancement technologies, and then it will consider the role of ethics in shaping employee acceptance and experience of the technology. Based on these elements, guidelines for the implementation of human enhancement in the workplace and a policy brief will be designed together with stakeholders.
The project will be run in the Philosophy department at the University of Twente and in collaboration with the Business School at Dublin City University (Ireland). It will start in the middle of March 2018. Contact: Stéphanie Gauttier
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