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Articles (2020), Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 22 (3), pp. 215-237

The Interplay of Stress and Workspace Attachment on User Satisfaction and Workspace Support to Labour Productivity.

NAPPI Ingrid , DE CAMPOS RIBEIRO G., COCHARD N.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how the relationship between employees’ workspace satisfaction and their respective perceptions of workspace support to labour productivity interacts with two emotional experiences as follows: workspace attachment and job stress. Design/methodology/approach Web-based surveys conducted before and after a company’s short-distance relocation. Study 1 concerned 66 employees and was conducted a few weeks before the relocation. Study 2 concerned 84 employees and was conducted six months after the relocation. Ordinary least squares regression, moderation and mediation analysis were performed. Findings After the relocation, the employees experienced greater job stress, less workspace satisfaction, and they felt less attached to their workspaces. However, the evaluations of workspace support to labour productivity did not change. Contrary to expectations, employees’ workspace satisfaction is not related to their evaluation of this workspace as supporting labour productivity. Instead, this relationship is moderated by job stress. The hypothesis that workspace attachment mediates the relationship between workspace satisfaction and respective evaluation of this workspace as supporting labour productivity was not verified. Practical implications Corporate real estate managers and any manager leading short-distance relocation projects should consider incorporating change management in the projects to maintain employees’ positive attitudes and emotional bonds with their workspace. Originality/value This research improves the knowledge of how employees perceive the workspace as supporting their work duties. Lien vers l'article

NAPPI, I., DE CAMPOS RIBEIRO, G. and COCHARD, N. (2020). The Interplay of Stress and Workspace Attachment on User Satisfaction and Workspace Support to Labour Productivity. Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 22(3), pp. 215-237.

Mots clés : #office-environment, #stress, #workspace, #workspace-attachment, #workspace-productivity-support, #workspace-satisfaction