MEASURING THE INFLUENCE OF WORKPLACE DESIGN ON JOB SATISFACTION AND PERCEIVED PRODUCTIVITY: A RESEARCH ON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES


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Taşkın D. , Taşkın Ç.

International Journal of Social Inquiry, vol.14, no.1, pp.277-293, 2021 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.37093/ijsi.950604
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Social Inquiry
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-293

Abstract

Employee job satisfaction and productivity of employees are so crucial for companies since many years. Both of them may either lead to higher performance, increased profit or lower performance, increased turnover rate and etc. That’s why, understanding the antecedents of both job satisfaction and productivity, and exploring the influence of those antecedents on job satisfaction and productivity have been important research areas since many years. According to the literature, workplace design is one of the most important factors affecting job satisfaction and productivity of employees. The aim of this study is to measure the impact of workplace design (office layout and physical environment) on job satisfaction and perceived employee productivity by means of structural equation modeling in a public university and to suggest strategies. The research was conducted on employees of Bursa Uludağ University. Face-to-face questionnaire was used as the data collection method. Convenience sampling was chosen as the sampling method. 290 surveys were confirmed for testing the model. Research findings indicate that two dimensions of workplace design were found to have influences on job satisfaction and job satisfaction was found to have an important influence on perceived productivity of employees.