Perceived fit in activity-based work environments and its impact on satisfaction and performanceHoendervanger, J. G., Van Yperen, N. W., Mobach, M. P. & Albers, C. J., Oct-2019, In : Journal of Environmental Psychology. 65, 10 p., 101339.
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Activity-based work environments are widely adopted; however, research shows mixed findings regarding privacy issues, satisfaction with the work environment, and task performance. To further our understanding, two complementary studies drawing on Person-Environment fit theory were conducted: (1) A field study using experience sampling, and (2) A lab study in a virtual reality studio. The results from both studies confirm that perceived fit is a function of activity, work setting, and personal need for privacy, with indirect effects on satisfaction with the work environment (Studies 1 and 2) and task performance (Study 2). Across both studies, a misfit was perceived particularly among workers high in personal need for privacy when performing high-complexity tasks in an open office work setting. Hence, we recommend that organizations facilitate and stimulate their workers to create better fits between activities, work settings, and personal characteristics.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Environmental Psychology|
|Early online date||20-Aug-2019|
|Publication status||Published - Oct-2019|
- Activity-based working, Perceived fit, Satisfaction, Task performance, Privacy, Task complexity, OPEN-PLAN OFFICES, OPEN-PLAN OFFICESPHYSICAL-ENVIRONMENT, EMPLOYEE REACTIONS, THEORETICAL-MODEL, JOB-SATISFACTION, FLEXIBLE OFFICE, PRIVACY, TECHNOLOGY, BENEFITS, BEHAVIOR