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“The idea for this publication is that originally, the Knowledge Management Committee of the IFMA Foundation and the IFMA Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) Community, believed in evidenced-based design and wanted to have a compendium of scientific

articles, described in laymen’s language, for professionals in the built environment to understand the latest research behind the impact of building design on human behavior. So, in 2020, in the midst of the Global pandemic, there was a need to update the scientific research of the previous publication as meaningful data for new forms of building renovations which would be designed to reflect enriched ways of working, and should be based on the largest scientific data.

It is with great pleasure that I introduce this publication to those who have wanted an update to the first edition, and to those venturing into the wor ld of the science of light, sound, air quality, movement, performance and all the aspects of human behavior, and its relationship to the built environment, for the first time.” – Nancy J. Sanquist, IFMA Fellow, Past Foundation Chair


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Work On The Move 3

The IFMA Foundation has an excellent track record of concise, targeted books addressing key issues facing the FM industry.  The foundation published Work on the Move in 2011 and Work on the Move 2 in 2016.  Both books are widely appreciated for helping facility managers around the globe, prepare for the future of work.

Work on the Move 3, the third book of the series, will be published in the summer of 2021.  This important publication will be released as the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.

A team of nineteen industry experts led by editors Michael Schley and Alexi Marmot are collaborating to produce the book, covering topics such:

The New Hybrid Workplace

Global Workplace Trends

The Future of Real Estate

Sustainability and Planetary Health

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in The Workplace

Trends in Facility Service Business Models

Health and Well-being in the Workplace


The IFMA Foundation is pleased to provide you with this preview chapter on The Hybrid Workplace from Work on the Move 3. Please watch for the publication of the complete book in the summer of 2021.

The IFMA Foundation also wishes to recognize and thank the sponsors of the publication, shown below.



                   The Impec Group       

IFMA Foundation Pandemic Manual

Businesses are hoping to re-open their doors to employees and customers, but their buildings must be safe before they can be occupied. The IFMA Foundation has published a new pandemic survival guide for companies planning to open their facilities and resume operations.

A US $1 trillion global industry, there are over 25-million facility professionals worldwide who are managing and maintaining buildings. As the world stays home to help prevent the spread of the pandemic, the facility professional is working behind the scenes to ensure that buildings are operating properly and well maintained.

The manual was authored by Dr. Steven B. Goldman, an internationally recognized expert in Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Risk/Crisis Communications, Pandemic Preparation/Response and Crisis Leadership. He is Senior Lecturer of crisis courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Free to download, this definitive 100+-page guide includes:

  • COVID-19 case studies from the built environment
  • Pandemic response checklists
  • Facility measures for pandemic control and mitigation
  • Using technology and working from home
  • Getting back to business
  • Preparing for the next one

The IFMA Foundation thanks the financial support form our sponsors.


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Work on the Move 2 Edited by Diane Coles Levine & Nancy J. Sanquist

Work on the Move 2 helps organizations prepare for the future of work in the new digital economy.  Today, chief executive officers are discovering the critical link between business strategy, design, human capital, technology, sustainability and place for competitive advantage.  The concepts shared in this book through a series of thought provoking chapters help companies understand how to synthesize their business strategies and lead their company through critical workplace transformations.  Showcased are 17 case studies of great workplaces around the world with an emphasis on their impact on the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit.

Applying What Scientists Know about Where and How People Work Best  by Sally Augustin

The International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) and the IFMA Foundation present a definitive workplace strategy guide, “Applying What Scientists Know about WHERE and HOW People Work Best” by Dr. Sally Augustin. Workplace strategies are a frequent topic of lively debates rooted in strong opinions. This comprehensive repository of research organizes the tremendous body of empirical study that has been conducted in the social and physical sciences which is applicable to workplace managers and designers.

Workplace Strategy Summit Research in Action by Michael Schley

Proceedings from the Workplace Strategy Summit 2012 held at Cornell University September 5-7, 2012. Edited by Michael Schley.

Work on the Move: Driving Strategy and Change in Workplaces. Edited by Diane Coles Levine and Nancy Johnson Sanquist

Work on the Move helps facility managers prepare for the future of work.  The book examines the forces driving workplace change and its effects on facility managers.  The chapters provide tools to show FMs how to become more strategic and lead change in the workplace.  The book includes innovative, forward thinking case studies from around the globe and provides practical tools allowing facility managers to develop workplace strategy from idea, to implementation, to measurement.  Produced by the IFMA Foundation, Work on the Move, is the collaborative effort of 22 international workplace experts. The book discusses new technologies, social trends, the impacts of flexible work, and the ability to work anywhere as some of the factors changing today’s work environment.

Violence in the workplace The Role of the Facility Manager by Wayne D. Veneklasen, Ph.D., CFM and Donald J. Barnes, BA

Violence in the workplace The Role of the Facility Manager by Wayne D. Veneklasen, Ph.D., CFM and Donald J. Barnes, BA is a stand-alone report that looks at the history of workplace violence, provides operational definitions, examines the current scope of the problem, discusses some of the regulations and statutes that surround it and, finally, provides tools for planning, responding and recovering from WPV.

In light of recent tragedies around the world, the IFMA Foundation is making our Violence in the Workplace – The Role of the Facility Manager publication available for free download.

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