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IJCRR. 2015; 7(21): 53-58


EVALUATION OF MYERS-BRIGGS PERSONALITY TRAITS IN OFFICES AND ITS EFFECTS ON PRODUCTIVITY OF EMPLOYEES: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY

Zahra Poursafar, Nandineni Rama Devi, Lewlyn L. R. Rodrigues.

Abstract
Background: Office design after physical requirement has a second concern which belongs to Psychology. The concept of Psychology
and office spaces is a prominent issue for designers when planning stages of a redesign or a new workspace. Offices
or workspaces today are an evolution of sorts affected by the truly diverse mixture of architectural and psychological elements
which are working together in the same space.
Aim: The focus of first part of this research is to identify the employee’s Personality type in Architect’s offices in two Asian countries;
Iran and India. The second part of the study investigates the existing productivity of employees to identify the influence of
Personality types.
Methodology: The good-quality data has been collected from a well- designed questionnaire. The mode of the delivery was
through the online questionnaire and hardy copy ones.
Result: The findings of this study explore the dominant Personality type in Architect’s offices and also reveal that productivity in
an Architect’s office interior is affected by employee’s Personality types.
Conclusions: Designers benefit from knowing occupant’s Personality types. Since each Personality types have own characteristics,
needs and desires, then outcome of the study could be used as a guideline for designer to have a more successful
project. Differences between Personality types would have positive and negative effects on their Productivity. The results would
help designers to improve the physical environment of office suits to occupant’s wishes.

Key words: Psychology, Personality types, Architect’s office, Productivity



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