Past Issues

The following are the full collection of Work&Place Journals as published between 2021 and 2019 inclusive. After Issue 11, all articles have been published online only.

Spring 2019

  • Data is not the new oil – experience is.
  • Designing to unleash everybody’s full potential.
  • The power of deep engagement.
  • The future of offices and the urban environment.
  • Life after carbon: the next global transformation of cities.
  • The transdisciplinary focus of modern workplace thinking.
  • Stories of place in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: a review of Life After Carbon.
  • Workplace disruption can look indistinguishable from magic.
  • Shooting the workplace research messenger.
  • The growing maturity of biophilic design.
  • Calling time on the fake news about open plan.
  • The ambiance of ambience: How artificial intelligence changes occupant experience.
  • The new Work&Place website.

August 2018

  • Bots and the (work) place
  • Early stakeholder engagement in workplace projects: a toolkit approach to inclusive design
  • Digital Overload – It’s in our control: review of Conquering (book review by Terri Griffith)
  • Harnessing the power of alignment to create value and sustained performance
  • Creating a workplace ecosystem: anticipating and managing unprecedented change
  • Cultures and working spaces designed to foster peer-to-peer learning
  • Why are we all stressed out?
  • Generationally speaking
  • The first Transdisciplinary Workplace Research (TWR) conference

December 2017

  • “The Social Organization” (by Jon Ingham)
  • Discovering the elemental workplace
  • A future landscape of flexibility and choice
  • The challenge facing CEOs in the new normality
  • Design principles for work and learning environments
  • How flexible office space drives a sustainable future
  • Calling public sector workplace managers and policy makers
  • Breaking down the barriers to creative work
  • Workplace hierarchies: harmony or horror?
  • The folly of workplace fragmentation
  • The global overwork problem and a right to disconnect
  • The future of workplace automation and AI
  • The need for transdisciplinary workplace research
  • A 300 year old idea explains the enduring appeal of the open plan office

December 2016

  • “HQ: nerve centres of the world’s leading brands” (publisher: Roads)
  • Sky Central: a unity of opposites
  • Technology, cyber-risk and the future of corporate real estate
  • Finding the place that is just right for that meeting
  • Making sense of knowledge worker productivity
  • Designing spaces for virtual collaboration
  • The future of work and place in the 21st Century
  • Evidence base for enhancing knowledge worker productivity

April 2016

  • “The Coworking Handbook: the guide for owners and managers” (by Ramon Suarez)
  • IPMS could fall foul of the law of unintended consequences
  • The missing piece of the workplace conundrum?
  • Implementing flexible working in Latin America
  • The enduring quest for truly engaging workplace design
  • How France is living out a unique workplace revolution
  • Six activity based working trends from Northern Europe
  • How to save a sinking ship: Lessons from Yahoo
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the workplace

October 2015

  • “Workplaces Today” (by Juriaan van Meel)
  • The Genesis of ideation and where we go to have ideas
  • Neuroscience: the next great competitive advantage
  • The impact of technology on real estate: a Panglossian future?
  • The contribution of personality to the performance of agile workers
  • Defusing the worldwide demographic time-bomb
  • Offices: you’re everywhere and nowhere, baby
  • A New Zealand perspective on workplace transformation
  • Smart workplaces strive for both increased performance and attractiveness
  • A new era for Green Building design worldwide?

May 2015

  • “Rush Hour: how 500 million commuters survive the daily journey to work” (by Iain Gately)
  • Insights from an evidence-based design practice
  • Introducing The Workplace Conversation
  • A culture oriented approach to change leadership
  • Agile working transforms business on a global scale
  • The writing is on the wall for IT and property directors
  • Work and workplaces are no longer just about space
  • Keeping an open mind about the open plan office
  • Smart buildings, Smart Cities, and infinite data
  • Work and displace: UAE’s long-distance commuters
  • The impact of office design on the view of management

September 2014

  • IFMA Foundation’s Workplace Strategy Summit 2014 (Reading, UK)
  • The strategic workplace: a CEO’s perspective
  • Space as a knowledge management tool
  • The workplace as an immersive experience
  • Age, office type, job satisfaction and performance
  • The emerging role of the city as a workplace
  • The metamorphosis of the Polish workplace
  • IFMA’s role in the development of urban FM
  • UK’s regional cities begin to think smarter
  • Don’t look to the skies

June 2014

  • “Cubed: a secret history of the workplace” (by Nikil Saval)
  • Comment: the meeting of minds between HR and FM
  • When assessing workplace strategy: test, don’t guess.
  • The emerging workplace is urban
  • A simple question of choice: 2CV or BMW?
  • Workplace dodos can survive and prosper
  • What can we learn from coworking?
  • An idea whose time has come at last
  • The implications of cultural and work modalities
  • Bringing together the workplace tribes
  • The IFMA Foundation’s Mars City Project
  • The ongoing work of the IFMA Foundation
  • The ties that bind

February 2013

  • The architecture of CRE big data
  • Fostering employee engagement in manufacturing.
  • The design of work and the work of design
  • Could workplace directors deliver a customer experience like a ‘service brand’?
  • The future of facilities management – Is it to be workplace management?
  • Workplace Community
  • Celebrating the data diversity
  • Work, after Sandy
  • A new role – the workplace strategist

August 2012

  • Musings on knowledge work, and place
  • The psychological highways, byways and cul-de-sacs of office management
  • Art Works! The importance of art in the workplace.
  • Creativity and place: Does where you are impact on how or what you think?
  • The critical role of the workplace professional and the built environment in employee and organizational well-being
  • Listen up! 10,000 plus people have told you what they think of their current workplace
  • Work and place in the culture, society and history of Vietnam
  • Where should the “Director of Work” fit into large organisations?