Knowledge workers' creativity and the role of the physical work environment
ABSTRACT The present study examines the effect of the physical work environment on the creativity of knowledge workers, compared with the effects of creative personality and the social-organizational work environment. Based on data from 274 knowledge workers in 27 SMEs, we conclude that creative personality, the social-organizational work environment, and the physical work environment independently affect creative performance. The relative contribution of the physical work environment is smaller than that of the social-organizational work environment, and both contributions are smaller than that of creative personality. The results give support for HR practices that focus on the individual, on the social-organizational work environment, and on the physical work environment in order to enhance knowledge worker creativity.
|Keywords||Human resource management, SME, creativity, knowledge worker, work environment|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrm.20454, hdl.handle.net/1765/22530|
|Note||Submitted Manuscript and Version of Record|
Dul, J, Ceylan, C, & Jaspers, F.P.H. (2011). Knowledge workers' creativity and the role of the physical work environment. Human Resource Management, 50(6), 715–734. doi:10.1002/hrm.20454