Longitudinal Data on Implementing an Activity-Based Work Environment

Published: 27 October 2021| Version 4 | DOI: 10.17632/w359fz96rb.4
, Lilja Hardardottir


Using a longitudinal field survey, we collected data on how implementing an activity-based work environment impacts perceived productivity, job satisfaction, and job strain across time [1]. The sample consisted of 100 employees in a government organization implementing an activity-based working environment with each employee surveyed on three time-points—Time 1–Time 3. The sample included all employees affected by the implementation. At each time-point, the response rate was 87%, 75%, and 69%, respectively, resulting in a total of 231 measurements. The sample was approximately 75% female at each time-point. Data collection took place about two months before the activity-based environment was implemented (condition 1), again about four months after implementation (condition 2), and finally, about nine months after implementation (condition 3). The physical work environment in conditions 2 and 3 was exactly the same. The only difference being that employees had spent more time in the new work environment in condition 3.



Haskoli Islands, Haskolinn i Reykjavik


Applied Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Work Environment, Employee Attitude, Longitudinal Research