Work&Place is built around the value of creating and sharing knowledge. We are proud of our role in distributing leading insights and experiences about the management of work and the workplace, but we are particularly excited about building a diverse, multi-funtional global community of thought leaders and practioners who understand the strategic impact of effective leadership and collaboration.

Our Editorial Advisory Board is composed of experienced professionals from several different functional areas and from different regions around the world. We have invited workplace strategists and designers, facilities managers, human resource specialists, and technology experts to work with us. They are thought leaders who are constantly seeking new ideas and new examples of best practices.

The members of the Editorial Advisory Board are themselves authors, teachers, and/or practicing senior executives. They have accepted our invitation to serve as advisors to Work&Place because they know the value of sharing experience, and they are committed to knowledge creation and lifelong learning. They help us recruit authors, review draft articles, and engage with our subscribers in ongoing conversations about work and place.

Jim Ware, PhD

Managing Editor, Work&Place

A former Harvard Business School professor, Dr. Jim Ware has invested his entire career in understanding what organisations must do to thrive in a rapidly changing world. He is a workplace futurist, a meeting design strategist, an accomplished author, and a keynote speaker. He currently serves as Managing Editor for Work&Place.  Jim is a recognised expert on new ways of working, with deep experience in designing flexible and distributed work programs. He is committed to orchestrating collaborative conversations as a key leadership role that produces creativity, engagement, and productivity. He holds PhD, M.A., and B.Sc. degrees from Cornell University and an MBA (With Distinction) from the Harvard Business School.

Brian Collins

Brian Collins is responsible for leading Microsoft’s Real Estate Planning, Employee Engagement, Supported Employment, Accessibility and Change Management Programs at the corporate headquarters. He joined Microsoft in 1996 as the Facilities Manager for the Dublin (Ireland) campus; in his previous roles with Microsoft he was responsible for The Global Workplace Strategies Group; and for defining and driving the “Workplace Advantage (WPA)” program, including Workplace research, knowledge management, and change management project consulting across Microsoft’s global portfolio.  Brian also served as Area Portfolio Manager for Real Estate and Facilities in Central & Eastern Europe, and Facilities Manager for EMEA (Europe Middle East & Africa).

Microsoft

Diane Coles Levine

IFMA Foundation

Diane Coles Levine, MCR, is the Executive Director of the IFMA Foundation. She is also a former Chair of the Board of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Previously Diane was Director of Facilities at SCANHealth Plan.  She was a long-time member of the Real Estate and Advisory Leadership Community’s leadership team and a co-founder of IFMA’s Workplace Evolutionaries Community.   Diane is the principal author for Work on the Move, and the lead editor for Work on the Move 2.  Diane holds a B.S. in Business and Management from Redlands University, a Certificate in Facilities Management from University of California Irvine, and a Certificate in Crisis Management and Business Continuity from MIT.

Nigel Oseland, PhD

Workplace Unlimited

Dr. Nigel Oseland is a workplace strategist, change manager, environmental psychologist, researcher, international speaker and published author.  Nigel is also an active researcher, speaker, lecturer and author. He specialises in strategic briefing and change management to help create workplaces that improve collaboration, enhance creativity, facilitate concentration, meet psychological needs, and respond to changing organisational structures.  His interests include psychological needs, psychophysics, productivity, personality factors, remote working, collaboration, creativity, wellbeing, biophilic design, and post-occupancy evaluation. Nigel founded the Workplace Change Organisation, and is the programme advisor for Workplace Trends conferences.

Kerstin Sailer, PhD

University College London (UCL)

Dr. Kerstin Sailer is a German architect by training. Since early in her career she has emphasized the social side of architecture and how space affects what people do. She is a sociologist at heart and loves all things data. Her research focuses on understanding human behaviours in buildings. Workplaces were the focus of her PhD from the Technical University of Dresden.  Kerstin is an Associate Professor in Social and Spatial Networks at UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture and has published widely in the field. In parallel, she has been consulting with organisations over the last fifteen years using rigorous research evidence to help organisations create great workplaces. She is a co-founder of brainybirdz, a consultancy and think-tank that develops scientific thinking in workplace design.

Libby Sander, PhD

Bond University, Australia

Dr. Libby Sander is an Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Bond University, a contributor at the World Economic Forum, and a founder of the Future of Work Project.  Libby’s research on the future of work and its’ impact on our lives spans organisational behaviour, neuroscience, architecture, psychology, entrepreneurship, and urban design.  She is a regular guest on radio and television, commenting on issues on work, society, and future trends in organisations, and she has spoken at TEDx. Her articles have been published in The Harvard Business Review, Newsweek, Fast Company, The Guardian, and the BBC.  Libby is the co-author of Work in the 21st Century: How do I Log On?. She is currently working on a new book entitled Office Space: A Research Overview.

Nancy Sanquist

IFMA Fellow

Nancy Johnson Sanquist recently retired as Vice President of Global Strategic Marketing for Planon. She is an IFMA Fellow since 1996, an AIA Associate, and is currently Chair of the IFMA Foundation Board of Trustees.  Nancy has been in the real estate and facility management technology business for three decades; she has spoken at industry conferences all over the world. She is a well-known author and editor, including two IFMA Foundation books, Work on the Move (2014) and Work on the Move (2) (2016).  Nancy formerly worked as an academic professor in art and architecture (UCLA; Lafayette and Muhlenberg Colleges), as a historic preservation urban planner (Easton, Pennsylvania), and as an urban revitalization consultant (Hollywood Revitalization, Los Angeles).

Susan Stucky

Independent

Work and learning are at the heart of Susan’s professional career. Since retiring from ten years with IBM Research, first as a consultant, and then as an employee, she has continued her focus on work in digital transformation and the design of work marketplaces.  She led pioneering work on space design for knowledge work and informal learning on the job. Her insistence on how people work and learn is based on how these activities actually unfold in the real world. That approach, she claims, provides a much better foundation for change, whether it is in the context of the current push for digital transformation or in addressing the challenges and opportunities of the changing nature of work and learning.

Peter Thomson

WiseWork Ltd. and Future Work Forum

Peter Thomson is an expert on the changing world of work and its’ impact on organisations, leadership, and management. He speaks regularly on this topic at conferences, and has worked with many groups of executives to inspire them to change their organisational culture.  He is Chief Executive Officer of the Future Work Forum, a ‘think tank’ of leading consultants. He headed up the HR function for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) for Northern Europe for 18 years.  On leaving DEC, Peter became a Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School. At the same time he formed Wisework Ltd., now a leading consultancy in the field of smart working. Peter is also co-author, with Alison Maitland, of the business bestseller FutureWork (2017).

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