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“Work on the Move 3: Building Better Workplaces After the Pandemic,” published by IFMA

“Work on the Move 3: Building Better Workplaces After the Pandemic,” has been published by the IFMA Foundation, in response to radical behavioral shifts toward working, learning and connecting presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest volume in a series of groundbreaking books that focus on the evolving world of work, workplace strategy, and the intersection of people, technology and space, “Work on the Move 3” (WOTM3) explores the expanding role of facility management (FM), and the leadership challenges and opportunities associated with delivering effective workplaces post-pandemic.

As governments, businesses, cities and individuals continuing to recover from the social and economic disruption, as well as the emotional toll, of the past 21 months, they are seeking guidance on how best to move forward. Cowritten by 19 industry-respected subject matter experts, WOTM3 addresses the new hybrid workplace, sustainability and planetary health, employee well-being, diversity and inclusion, and the growing dependence on technology to support a work-from-anywhere future.

“The third edition of ‘Work on the Move’ focuses on positive changes in the near future, revealing opportunities in the post-pandemic recovery period for work, workers, workplaces and for the future role of FM,” said WOTM3 co-editor Michael Schley, founder and board member of FM:Systems.

Authors include William Buller, Anthony Caron, Edward Connolly, Angela Johnson Culver, Jodi Davidson, Albert DePlazaola, Chris Hood, Erik Jaspers, Arnold Craig Levin, Max Luff, Alexi Marmot, Kate North, Scott Redabaugh, Michael Schley, Kelly Spinola, Celeste M. Tell, Pat Turnbull, Maureen Welch and Lisa Whited.

Member of the IFMA Foundation’s 2021-22 board of trustees and WOTM3 co-editor Alexi Marmot added, “Whatever new future knowledge emerges, the power and value of remote working, which has been thoroughly tested on a grand scale and generally proven robust during the pandemic, is now more widely appreciated than ever before.”

Helping FMs and their organizations envision how best to create, operate and manage inspiring, collaborative and effective post-pandemic workplaces, WOTM3 includes chapters on the hybrid workplace, health and wellness, sustainability and design. Emphasizing workplaces that are kinder to human beings and our planet, the diversity, equity and inclusion chapter examines the issues of bias and fairness within the FM profession, as well as the potential that facility management can provide to those who are economically disadvantaged. The technology, real estate and facility services chapters provide insight into the practical business aspects of workplaces in the post-pandemic future. Finally, the chapter on workforce and workplace trends provides a global perspective on how all of these issues have evolved over the years and are likely to proceed into the future.  

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