ISPIM 2021: lively discussions on the Chair of Industrial Management’s New Work research findings

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The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Conference could not be held in Berlin this year as planned, instead it was realized in a digital format. However, this did not hinder our chair from presenting our exciting research results to an interested audience. Chair members Oscar Pakos and Marc Rücker presented the following two studies in the session “Creativity and Innovation”, on which the co-authors Prof. Dr. Kai-Ingo Voigt, Dr. Tobias Eismann, Dr. Martin Meinel and Christian Ebel collaborated:

“The Divergence between Perceived and Effective Creativity in Activity-based Workspaces”

“The Creative Work Environment: How Activity-Based Workspaces Affect Employee Innovativeness”

Both studies examine, among other things, the influence of activity-based workspaces (ABWs) on employee creativity using different approaches and research methods. However, both studies conclude that ABWs are certainly suited to support modern knowledge workers in their creative work. Above all, the different spaces in ABWs allow employees to work where it is best for their task at hand. This high degree of autonomy and flexibility, as well as opportunities for informal exchange, provide an ideal breeding ground for innovation.

We would like to thank the organizers for the smooth running of the conference and the audience for their interest and stimulating discussion!