IFMA Foundation Launches Preview Chapter of “Work on the Move 3: Building Better Workplaces After the Pandemic”
HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – The IFMA Foundation launched a preview chapter today of “Work on the Move 3: Building Better Workplaces After the Pandemic,” a follow-up book on integrated business strategy and workplace transformation. This timely publication will be released this summer as the world continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and organizations make decisions about safely returning to work.
Written by IFMA Fellows Michael Schley and Pat Turnbull, “Chapter 2: The Hybrid Workplace, Reimagining the Future of Work After the Pandemic” can be downloaded for free at https://foundation.ifma.org/news/publications/.
“As the world recovers from the forced work-from-home practices necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of a hybrid workplace that combines remote work with the use of office space for collaborative activities is gaining favor,” said Schley. “This chapter explores issues of human interaction, innovation and organizational culture, and addresses the question of why offices are needed.”
The full book will be published and available for purchase in the summer of 2021. The concepts shared in the book will help executives and managers lead their companies through a critical workplace transformation in a post-pandemic world. It will address challenges in ensuring health and well-being, environment, diversity and inclusion for all workplace occupants. It covers health challenges during and after the pandemic, and the increased appreciation of the role of facility managers in maintaining safe and healthy workplaces. The important part that buildings play in reducing our environmental footprint to avert global heating is also addressed.
“Work on the Move 3” is a collaborative effort of 19 internationally renowned experts in the fields of workplace strategy, human capital, real estate, technology and business. Topics covered by these industry thought leaders include:
- The New Hybrid Workplace – Michael Schley and Pat Turnbull
- Global Workplace and Workforce Trends – Alexi Marmot
- Health and Well-being at Work – Alexi Marmot
- Sustainability and Planetary Health – Chris Hood, William Buller, Max Luff, Celeste Tell and Lisa Whited
- Workforce Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Jodi Davidson and Angela Johnson Culver
- Technology – Erik Jaspers and Michael Schley
- Innovation and Revolution in the Location of Workplaces and Real Estate – Ed Connolly and Scott Redabaugh
- Emerging Trends in the Facility Services Business Model – Maureen Welch, Anthony Caron and Kelly Spinola
- Designing for the Post-Pandemic Workplace – Arnold Levin and Albert De Plazaola
- Case Studies – Kate North
Co-editors Michael Schley and Alexi Marmot had a vision to educate executives and staff focused on workplace issues by asking forward-thinking, experienced professionals to share their knowledge with the world.
“We believe that by bringing the brightest minds from varied disciplines together, we can create new ideas and business models in preparation for this new future of work in a post pandemic world,” said Schley.
“Work on the Move 3” is the newest edition in this award-winning series of books that includes “Work on the Move: Driving Strategy and Change in Workplaces” (2011), and “Work on the Move 2: How Social, Leadership and Technology Innovations are Transforming the Workplace in the Digital Economy” (2016).
Sponsored by Planon, FM:Systems, Michael and Karen Schley Foundation, NanSan Foundation, Unispace, IFMA’s Workplace Evolutionaries (WE), as well as other organizations, 100% of the book’s proceeds will support the mission of the IFMA Foundation’s Global Workforce Initiative (GWI).
About the IFMA Foundation
Established in 1990 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and a separate entity from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the IFMA Foundation works for the public good to promote leading research and educational opportunities for the advancement of facility management. The IFMA Foundation is supported by the generosity of the FM community including IFMA members, chapters, councils, corporate sponsors, and private contributors who share the belief that education and research improve the FM profession. To learn more about the IFMA Foundation, visit foundation.ifma.org.
Founded in 1980, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world’s largest, most widely recognized association for facility management (FM) professionals. Supporting more than 20,000 members in 106 countries, IFMA’s mission is to advance our collective knowledge, value and growth for FM professionals to perform at the highest level. IFMA is a key contributor to the development of international FM standards and works with decision makers to inform FM-related policy. IFMA provides career resources and continuing education, offers three industry-respected credentials, maintains the largest repository of FM-related content on the web and hosts year-round global events. Among the values that guide us, we believe in the benefit of global diversity, inclusion and social equity; and we recognize that sustainability, resilience and responsible environmental stewardship are paramount. To join and follow IFMA’s social media outlets, visit the association’s LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr pages. For more information, visit ifma.org.