Aulikki Herneoja; Virpi Ruohomäki; Piia Markkanen; Annu Haapakangas; Ville Paananen; Simo Hosio; Jussi Virkkala & Ari-Pekka Rauttola (2022). In search of bridging knowledge between disciplines : about spatial solutions to environmental satisfaction in knowledge work. In Tagliaro, Chiara; Migliore, Alessandra; Silvestri, Rossella (eds), Proceedings of the 3rd Transdisciplinary Workplace Research Conference 7-10 September 2022 in Milan, Italy. http://www.twrnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/TWR-III-Proceedings.pdf
In search of bridging knowledge between disciplines : about spatial solutions to environmental satisfaction in knowledge work
|Author:||Herneoja, Aulikki1; Ruohomäki, Virpi2; Markkanen, Piia1;|
1University of Oulu
2Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202301316658
Fondazione politecnico di Milano,
|Publish Date:|| 2023-01-31
The purpose of this conceptual paper is to discuss our interdisciplinary knowledge production process, which seeks ways to bridge knowledge between disciplines to produce more coherent knowledge about the impact of spatial solutions on environmental satisfaction. The workplace intervention study on work environmental satisfaction and well-being brought up novel needs to broaden interdisciplinary knowledge production to avoid a fragmentation of knowledge. We are a group of researchers working with intervention-based research aiming to produce interdisciplinary knowledge to better understand the impact of spatial solutions on work environmental satisfaction and well-being. Our expertise extends from the knowledge of work and organisational psychology, environmental psychology and psychophysiology to architectural design and human-computer interaction. A spatial intervention built for running company premises provided the framework for reflecting all the research activities conducted before and during the design intervention. While using a broad variety of quantitative and qualitative methods, we found out the need to advance our understanding of the interdisciplinary knowledge production mechanisms to do our share of preventing a fragmentation of knowledge. This conceptual paper reports our remarks of the interdisciplinary knowledge production in the context of an intervention-based research project. We see value in reporting the recognized needs for seeking convergence between methods and concepts. In our temporary research project, we recognised the possibilities to bring each other’s disciplines closer together and to customise common methods and broaden meanings of used concepts together with the relevant stakeholders. Discussing the bridging knowledge production process is, as such, valuable, making visible the variety of boundaries in between disciplines and approaches which are overshadowed when reporting the narrow field-specific outcomes.
|Pages:||658 - 667|
Proceedings of the 3rd Transdisciplinary Workplace Research Conference 7-10 September 2022 in Milan, Italy
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Transdisciplinary Workplace Research Conference
|Type of Publication:||
A4 Article in conference proceedings
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This paper has benefitted the results of the ActiveWorkSpace, Spatial solutions for environmental satisfaction, well-being and work engagement in activity-based offices, 2018–2023, funded by consortium of UOULU, FIOH and TUAS and Academy of Finland research project funding (grant number 314597). This research is also connected to the GenZ strategic profiling project at the University of Oulu, supported by the Academy of Finland (project number 318930), and CRITICAL (Academy of Finland Strategic Research, 335729). Part of the work was also carried out with the support of Biocenter Oulu, spearhead project ICON. The authors thank the participating organization and its contact person and employees, who made this study possible.
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
314597 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
335729 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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