Top 4 Paper Award, ICA 2022

CoCoDigi research group members were acknowledged with a Top Four Paper Award by the Organizational Communication Division of the International Communication Association, for the 72nd Annual Conference, May 26-20, 2022, Paris, France.

W. Van Zoonen ; R.E. Rice; & A. Sivunen:

“Benefits and Drawbacks of Communication Visibility: From Vicarious Learning and Supplemental Work to Innovation and Overload”

This study examines some of the benefits and drawbacks of communication visibility. Specifically, we study how and why message transparency and network translucence may increase both recombinant innovation and perceived overload. Building on communication visibility theory we demonstrate that behavioral changes – i.e., vicarious learning and technology-assisted supplemental work – can mediate the relationships of transparency and translucence with innovation and overload. These results provide important insights into the differing influence of two aspects of communication visibility and contribute to an understanding of the ways in which communication visibility may be associated with both benefits and drawbacks for work outcomes.

Our study on remote work in Finland was featured in The Atlantic

Our recent study on remote work in Finland got featured in The Atlantic. The dataset for the study was collected in FutuRemote project were we surveyed the experiences of over 5,400 Finnish employees doing remote work during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study shows how trust and other relational, structural and contextual factors are associated with adjustment to remote work during pandemic, and how these relationships are moderated by communication quality and communication technology use.

Read the full story, The End of Trust, here:

CoCoDigi research group goes to ICA 2019

Our research group has several accepted paper presentations at this year’s ICA (International Communication Association) conference. We are excited to go to Washington DC to talk about our research on communication technology use after hours, enterprise social media, creativity in virtual teams as well as visibility and knowledge brokering in organizations. The following papers will be presented in the Organizational Communication Division of the ICA:

Laitinen, K., Treem, J. W., & Sivunen, A. (2019). Enterprise Social Media and Employees’ Relational Networks: Relational Exploration or Transactional Use?

Markkanen, M. & Villi, M. (2019). Enablers and constraints of creativity: Communication climate and technology-mediated idea sharing in dispersed teams.

Treem, J. W., Laitinen, K., & Sivunen, A. (2019). Can you have a social intranet? Examining multiple design logics in the implementation of information and communication technologies in organizations.

Van Zoonen, W., Sivunen, A. & Rice, R. E. (2019) Communication technology use after hours: Finding comfort in boundary-spanning communication.

In addition, the following papers with a CoCoDigi connection will be presented in other ICA divisions:

Ruotsalainen, J., Villi, M. & Hujanen, J. (2019) Pioneering a future of journalism beyond the private-public divide: Hybridity in textual news practices of entrepreneurial journalism outlets. Journalism Studies Division.

Lindén, C-G., Villi, M., Lehtisaari, K. & Grönlund, M. (2019) Helping Hand? It’s Google’s World of Media and Journalism Now. The Rise of Platforms, ICA post-conference.

Professor Sivunen tells about research group’s projects in JYUnity-web publication

University of Jyväskylä’s web magazine JYUnity published an article about Enterprise Social Media – with an interview of Professor Anu Sivunen.


“What kind of information is shared publicly and within the organisation? The boundaries between work and other areas of life, personal brand or impression management in social media and the tensions created by these are interesting,” Sivunen considers.

Read the article here .

Picture by Sanni Lahtinen