IFMA Foundation Publishes 2021 Update “Applying What Scientists Know about WHERE and HOW People Work Best” by Dr. Sally Augustin
HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – The IFMA Foundation announces the release of a listing of scientific research entitled “Applying What Scientists Know About WHERE and HOW People Work Best,” by Dr. Sally Augustin. Commissioned by the Foundation to address a topic that has gained increased attention during the COVID-19 pandemic, evidenced-based design research in the workplace. This comprehensive repository of research organizes the body of empirical study conducted in the social and physical sciences applicable to workplace design.
Typically written in complex technical language and archived in obscure journals, many workplace design studies are inaccessible to the professionals who would most benefit from them. In contrast, Dr. Augustin presents an easy-to-follow compendium of research and design recommendations in layman’s terms, preparing workplace professionals to make informed decisions, creating a competitive advantage for their organizations.
“We wanted professionals charged with facility functionality and productivity to understand the latest research on how building design impacts human behavior,” said IFMA Foundation Past Chair Nancy Sanquist. “We asked Dr. Augustin to update her previous research with the latest data from new science studies designed to enrich both revised and existing ways of working.”
The more than 100-page guide includes relevant excerpts from studies, reports and articles that can be easily referenced. Each section begins with a brief introduction, concluding with a summary of the information presented. Full bibliographical information is included for each excerpt. Sponsored by workplace and asset management software provider iOFFICE, 100 percent of the guide’s proceeds will support the Foundation’s Global Workforce Initiative (GWI), which provides education and employment opportunities in the profession of facility management.
“When it comes to employees, the pandemic has fundamentally altered how spaces need to function,” said Mark Peterson, iOFFICE CEO. “This guide is backed by scientific research and insights from renowned industry experts, giving readers the tools to make lasting improvements that positively impact the workforce. As you revisit your workplace strategies, consider how you can apply this research to reshape the future of the workplace, while providing employees with the resources they need to feel connected and unleash their potential.”
“Applying What Scientists Know About WHERE and HOW People Work Best” is available for purchase from the IFMA Foundation’s website at https://foundation.ifma.org/.
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 https://foundation.ifma.org.
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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.