Facilities innovation in the workplace

Project details

Full project title: Facilities innovation in the workplace

Duration: October 2003-May 2005

Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK

Project lead: Marie-Cécile Puybaraud

Project summary

The Transdisciplinary Group in Facilities Innovation (TGFI) aimed to address problems raised by rapid and fundamental changes in workplace provision, driven by the development of ‘network organisations’, and especially the impact on employee well being and management support structures.

The essence of the TGFI was the dissemination of interdisciplinary research and ideas that encourage knowledge exchange, collaboration and sharing across a wide range of disciplines.

The TGFI operating under the umbrella title of Facilities Innovation Expert Seminars (FIES) shared and disseminated knowledge to all key stakeholders. It drew together the ongoing research of all the contributors and provided a forum in which they developed their ideas by mutual discussion as well as disseminated the results of their work.

Project outcome

Ten seminars and workshops provided a powerful focus for high level discussion of key topics and a unique link in chain of wider developments and pushed the boundaries of the understanding of the relationship between the culture of dynamic global businesses, the place of individual workers and the new infrastructure of work in the 21st century.