Knowledge workers' creativity and the role of the physical work environment
Human Resource Management , Volume 50 - Issue 6 p. 715- 734
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.
|Human resource management, SME, creativity, knowledge worker, work environment|
|Human Resource Management|
|Submitted Manuscript and Version of Record|
|Organisation||Erasmus Research Institute of Management|
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