International Journal of

Business & Management Studies

ISSN 2694-1430 (Print), ISSN 2694-1449 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijbms
Constraints and Enablement of Workplace Digitalisation: An Integrative Review


The successful implementation of a digital workplace involves integrating information technology throughout all aspects of the organisation. The resulting changes are significant and wide-ranging, affecting the overall work environment. Numerous experts emphasize the importance of technology in establishing a digital workplace. However, it is important to acknowledge that digital transformation within the workplace presents its own set of challenges. As such, this study aims to identify the limitations associated with embracing a digital workplace and explore the various factors that impact the efficiency of employee digitalisation. In doing this an integrative review to explore the factors that constrain, and influence workplace digitalisation was employed. To do this, relevant studies were searched through reputable search engines such as Scopus, EBSCO, IEEE, Science Direct, Google Scholar, and Bing. In addition, a range of online resources which proved to be reliable sources of information on workplace digitalisation and the constraints and enablement therein were used. Furthermore, reputable journal articles, government reports, and biographies were also used with specific keywords to identify both primary and secondary sources of data. The research results indicate that the lack of accuracy, reliability, trustworthiness, and productive collaboration between humans and artificial intelligence technologies in the context of digitalizing the workplace poses a substantial obstacle to their acceptance, implementation, and successful integration. However, it revealed that adaptability human asset capability employee motivation, and well-defined digitalisation strategy are critical in the effective implementation of workplace digitalisation. The study facilitates an in-depth analysis of the existing constraints and strategies for workplace digitalisation. The aim is to offer valuable recommendations to managers and practitioners on the successful implementation of workplace digitalisation. This study is a novel attempt that aims to explore the challenges and barriers that impede the successful utilisation of the human resource management process of workplace digitalisation.