With Clara Weber, University of Applied Sciences Zurich (ZHAW) & University of Surrey
Privacy impairment is a frequently reported issue in open plan offices, yet the consequences on workers’ wellbeing remain unclear. To investigate, the study builds on cognitive appraisal theory and an established privacy regulation model. Results of two surveys (n= 238, 109) on UK office workers showed that unmet privacy needs predict stress, fatigue and dissatisfaction at work. Three environmental variables were found to influence the privacy experience in the office.
Clara works as a member of research staff at the department of Facility Management and Life Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Zurich (ZHAW), Switzerland. She is a doctorate student in environmental psychology at the University of Surrey, UK. Alongside her academic career Clara has worked for leading workplace consultancies such as AECOM Strategy Plus in London and the Office Innovation Centre of Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart. Clara holds master degrees in Architecture (Dipl.-Ing.) and in Psychology.