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Annual Conference 2019

March 28–31, 2019

Marriott City Center, Dallas, TX

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5.1a Does Personality Influence Attitudes Toward Workspace and Collaboration in the Creative Industries? An Exploratory Study.

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM–12:30 PM CDT
1-Normandy A

Open office plans have become the dominant mode for creative workplaces, designed to encourage collaboration. Little research assesses the validity of that conventional wisdom, or the impact of open environments on creativity, productivity or employee satisfaction. Though the “Extrovert Ideal” permeates these industries, nearly 50% of the general population is introverted—and introverted traits correlate positively with creativity. Thus, this study surveys 143 people working in creative industries, assessing perceptions of productivity and satisfaction along with personality type. A majority of respondents yearned for solitude to complete certain tasks. Findings suggest that open office environments may indeed undermine creative productivity, especially among introverts, and in turn, discriminate against non-extraverts.

First & Corresponding Author

Rose Needle, University of South Carolina
Authors in the order to be printed.

Rose Needle, University of South Carolina; Karen Mallia, University of South Carolina

Additional Authors

Ms. Karen L. Mallia, M.A., University of South Carolina