Predictors of Preference for the Activity-based Flexible Office
Paper in proceedings, 2018

Activity-based Flexible Offices (A-FOs) are implemented with varying degree of success. Employees relocate from cell or open-plan offices, from different organizational backgrounds, varying design and implementation processes, and have different types of work tasks. This study aims at investigating whether preference for the A-FO correlate with these preconditions. The results from Chi-square tests and Spearman’s non-parametric correlation of postrelocation questionnaires distributed to 11 A-FO sites, showed that a high preference for the A-FO correlated strongest with an A-FO preference prior to relocation, being a former open-plan office occupier and with frequent performance of innovation. Low preference for the A-FO correlated with frequent performance of concentration demanding tasks. Working with tasks with high confidentiality did not predict the preference ratings.

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Work Activities

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Author

Linda Rolfö

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Helena Jahncke

University of Gävle

Lisbeth Slunga Järvholm

Umeå University

Maria Öhrn

Umeå University

Maral Babapour Chafi

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Human Systems Engineering and Design

2194-5357 (ISSN) 2194-5365 (eISSN)

Vol. 876 547-553

1st International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design (IHSED2018)
CHU-Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, ,

Subject Categories

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ecology

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

DOI

10.1007/978-3-030-02053-8_83

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12/13/2018