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The Role of the Physical Work Environment for Creative Employees:a Case Study of Digital Artists

Hoff, Eva LU and Öberg, Natalie (2015) In International Journal of Human Resource Management 26(14). p.1889-1906
Abstract
The purpose of the study was to explore the role of the physical environment for creative employees. The results are based on interviews with office-working digital artists. The physical work environment was considered to offer three types of support for creative work for the participants: functional, psychosocial, and inspirational. Creative processes would find better breeding ground if functional support, such as adequate lighting and tools, and psychosocial support, such as spatial possibilities for both privacy and communication, were provided. Without inspirational support, such as brainstorming rooms, dynamic planning, and imaginative interior design, the work outcome was believed to become less creative. The physical environmental... (More)
The purpose of the study was to explore the role of the physical environment for creative employees. The results are based on interviews with office-working digital artists. The physical work environment was considered to offer three types of support for creative work for the participants: functional, psychosocial, and inspirational. Creative processes would find better breeding ground if functional support, such as adequate lighting and tools, and psychosocial support, such as spatial possibilities for both privacy and communication, were provided. Without inspirational support, such as brainstorming rooms, dynamic planning, and imaginative interior design, the work outcome was believed to become less creative. The physical environmental support model can be used by companies with an interest to provide creativity supportive workplaces. (Less)
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office design, interior design, physical work environment, human resource management, creativity, creative workersmanagement
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International Journal of Human Resource Management
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26
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14
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1889 - 1906
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Taylor & Francis
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0958-5192
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10.1080/09585192.2014.971842
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English
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {14},
  pages        = {1889--1906},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {International Journal of Human Resource Management},
  title        = {The Role of the Physical Work Environment for Creative Employees:a Case Study of Digital Artists},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.971842},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2015},
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