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Job satisfaction versus office environment : influences on academic knowledge worker productivity

Davies, Hilary 2009, Job satisfaction versus office environment : influences on academic knowledge worker productivity, in AUBEA 2009 : 34th Australiasian Universities Building Educators Conference : Managing change - challenges in education and construction for the 21st century, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 1-22.

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Title Job satisfaction versus office environment : influences on academic knowledge worker productivity
Author(s) Davies, Hilary
Conference name AUBEA 2009 (34th : 2009 : Barossa Valley, South Australia)
Conference location Barossa Valley, South Australia
Conference dates 7-10 July 2009
Title of proceedings AUBEA 2009 : 34th Australiasian Universities Building Educators Conference : Managing change - challenges in education and construction for the 21st century
Editor(s) Zillante, George
Publication date 2009
Conference series Australasian Universities Building Educators Conference
Start page 1
End page 22
Total pages 22
Publisher University of South Australia
Place of publication Adelaide, South Australia
Keyword(s) academic knowledge workers
productivity
work settings
work environment
job satisfaction
Summary This research paper provides a more encompassing review of self-assessment of a variety of knowledge worker activities, as well as providing the basis for these self assessments. A novel aspect is the inclusion of motivational affects which are considered alongside work environment influences on productivity. A questionnaire was administered on 25 academics. The group was questioned for their perceptions of their productivity for a range of their everyday activities and what areas of their work environment enhanced or disrupted their productivity. Job satisfaction was also assessed. The results from a series of self-assessments show that on the whole, the sample perceive themselves to be reasonably to very productive in all tasks undertaken. Staff satisfaction measures are generally very positive with collaboration and job enjoyment being motivational factors for this group. Noise levels, thermal conditions, poor lighting and a lack of storage seem to be the biggest inhibitors of productivity. Having a window to look out of and access to natural light seem to enhance an academics view of their productivity.
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ISBN 9781920927127
Language eng
Field of Research 120199 Architecture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, AUBEA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019956

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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