On Thursday, February 2nd 2023, the NeFCA Organizational Communication division organized a preconference about employee voices in digital organizations. During this session, we explored several aspects of employee voice in the context of digital organizations. Three presenters talked about the antecedents and consequences of (online) voice behaviors of different groups of employees, as well as the organizational policies that are developed to govern these behaviors.
First, Ellen Soens (Ghent University) discussed employees’ work-related social media use and the impact of organizational social media governance. Second, Claartje ter Hoeven (Erasmus University) talked about her research on platform workers’ voice (and silence) in the context of algorithmic management. Finally, Mark van Vuuren (Twente University) elaborated on the physical consequences of virtual work.