The influence of personality on user satisfaction: multi-tenant offices

Lizanne M. Hartog, M. Weijs-Perrée, H.A.J.A. Appel-Meulenbroek

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Many different multi-tenant offices have arisen over the last decades, as building owners address the changing nature of the workplace–a need for users to share facilities. However, the existing literature on multi-tenant buildings from the point of view of user satisfaction is scarce, limiting input for user-centred design. This study analyses the influence of personality on user satisfaction with multi-tenant office characteristics. Data were collected through a questionnaire distributed among users of 17 different multi-tenant offices (business centres, incubators serviced offices and co-working places), which yielded 190 respondents. To determine the effects of personal characteristics, a multiple regression model was performed per office variable category. Results showed that users who are more extraverted, open to new experiences and more agreeable were overall more satisfied with the multi-tenant office characteristics. However, the effects of demographics and work-related characteristics were much larger. Men, older users and users working in an open and flexible work environment were overall more satisfied with the office characteristics. Owners, developers and managers can use these results for developing user-centred designs, optimizing the level of satisfaction in their offices.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)402-416
Aantal pagina's15
TijdschriftBuilding Research & Information
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
Vroegere onlinedatum2017
StatusGepubliceerd - 19 mei 2018


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