How to measure impacts of work environment changes on knowledge work productivity – validation and improvement of the SmartWoW tool
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-review
|Journal||Measuring Business Excellence|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Apr 2017|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
Method – The SmartWoW tool was used in nine organizations, which formulate the research data. Convergent validity, divergent validity and reliability are tested with SPSS and AMOS. Both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses are applied.
Findings – The SmartWoW tool structure was found to be valid. It follows the structure described in previous literature, with slight changes in two dimensions. Four variables were added to increase tool consistency, and their wording was harmonized.
Practical implications – SmartWoW is useful for evaluating an organization’s current work environment and practices, as well as for measuring the effects of work environment changes. This study’s results also suggest SmartWoW would be useful for research by, for example, evaluating how dimensions affect each other.
Originality – This study provides a better understanding of the unique features and uses of SmartWoW. The findings not only validate through statistical analysis the tool’s structure, but also improve it and offer a broader scope of its uses.