Blind Date with Knowledge
Blind Date with Knowledge
Shamel Addas

Assistant Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Management Information Systems

Emails: The Story of a Love/Hate Working Relationship

Dr. Shamel Addas joined Smith School of Business in 2016 as Assistant Professor of Information Systems (IS). Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor of IS at IESEG School of Management in France. Shamel’s research centers on the intended and unintended impact of IS on organizational work. His current research interests include: communication technology interruptions, the dark side of IS, and health information technologies. His research has been published in leading journals such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, and others. In this episode, Dr. Addas discusses his research on email interruptions during the workday as part of a bombarding “love/hate” relationship with email. He is researching the impact of these interruptions on work performance and identifying mechanisms responsible for those effects. Dr. Addas also explores how emails can trigger mindless and mindful work processes.