Virtual inclusion of marginalized employees

This research examines the impact of virtual work environments on the inclusion of marginalized employees, addressing a significant gap in the current literature. Despite the increasing adoption of digital collaboration in the business sector, little research has explored how inclusion occurs through digital means of interaction. This study posits that virtual work environments might both hinder and facilitate inclusiveness for marginalized individuals by influencing their sense of belonging and perceived uniqueness within work groups. Through a qualitative field study and a subsequent large-scale survey, this research aims to uncover how digitalized work dynamics affect marginalized employees. The findings are expected to contribute to the development of inclusiveness theories that reflect the nuances of digital work interactions.



David S. A. Guttormsen

School of Business,
University of South-Eastern Norway

Sebastian Stoermer

Mr Jun.-Prof. Dr.
Faculty of Business and Economics
Technical university Dresden