Employee-workplace alignment: employee characteristics and perceived workplace requirements

ROSKAMS, Michael and HAYNES, Barry (2019). Employee-workplace alignment: employee characteristics and perceived workplace requirements. Facilities.

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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to identify the employee characteristics which are most strongly associated with perceived requirements for different aspects of the workplace environment. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire was completed by 364 employees from a large private-sector organisation. Respondents were surveyed on different work-related, personality and demographic characteristics. They then completed a series of items measuring perceived requirements for four aspects of the workplace environment (workspace segregation, workspace territoriality, individual environmental control and aesthetic quality). Associations between employee characteristics and perceived workplace requirements were explored using multiple regression analyses. Findings – Numerous significant associations emerged. For example, the requirement for more segregated workspaces was associated with higher susceptibility to distraction, and the requirement for higher workspace territoriality was associated with less positive perceptions regarding the impact of flexible working on work effectiveness. Originality/value – The individual difference factors which moderate satisfaction with the workplace environment have received relatively little attention in past research. The present study addresses this knowledge gap by including a wider range of employee characteristics and comprehensively investigating which of these most strongly predict differences in perceived requirements for the workplace.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1202 Building; 1503 Business and Management
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/F-09-2018-0105
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 08:43
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 10:15
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25175

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