COORDINATORS & ORGANIZERS
FORMAT AND METHODS
The course discusses the workplace as an interdisciplinary area between research and practice. The course encompasses:
including the following topics:
- Trends and the future of work;
- Human-centered design;
- Organizational culture and values;
- Users preferences and needs;
- Corporate and workplace strategy;
- Workspace design history;
- Acoustics in the workspace;
- Change management;
- Workplace performance management.
including visits to three new-generation workplaces:
- Corporate workplace;
- Co-working space;
- Third space as a workplace.
by simulating the encounter with a potetial client, who needs a workplace change to boost its business. Participants will create interdisciplinary teams, and work on a studio-like project to develop the following themes:
- Analysis of corporate mission and vision, and definition of a workplace policy;
- Definition of needs and requirements on the basis of the ways of working;
- Creation of a new workplace concept and identification of the main stakeholders;
- SWOT analysis of the existing space;
- Reconfiguration of the spatial layout, technologies and services;
- Organization of proximities and navigation in the workspace;
- Migration and change management;
- Outline of a monitoring and evaluation program.
For class completion, participants need to attend the lectures and the guided tours, and collaborate in the exercises. Participants are asked to work in groups and to actively engage in the studio project.
At the end of the course, each project will be presented in front of professors from Politecnico di Milano, from Cornell, and client representatives.
Program certificates will be issued after the participants have completed all class sessions.
Politecnico students will gain CFU for workshop/internship;
Practitioners and registered researchers can gain training credits for the Milan Order of Architects;
All participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance.
ADMISSION (max. 40 participants)
Applicants will be selected based on their:
- Short CV (list only the experiences that are coherent with the topic of the course);
- Age (priority is given to younger applicants).
From Monday, March 4 to Sunday, May 5
Communication of acceptance (all applicants will be notified): Monday, May 6
Registration due to: Friday, May 10 (the link will be provided to the accepted candidates, together with the bank details to pay the fee)
COSTS (REGISTRATION FEE)
The registration fee must be paid within 5 working days after the communication of acceptance. Instructions will be provided to the accepted applicants by email.
FROM THE LAST EDITION
“It was highly informative, giving me several perspectives of achieving quality workplace management.”
“The expectation about the amount of information learned was even surpassed, I did not expect to face also themes regarding interior design.”
“I’ve never enjoyed learning as much as I did over the past two weeks.”
“The organization was perfect and thought about different aspects: learning process, practical issues and related visits to workplaces.”
“I got a lot out of the program and the case study was the perfect way to apply what I learned right away.”
“It ended up developing my instantaneous problem assessment and solving skills on a professional level.”
SSWM has been better than expected for 92% of participants in 2018
SSWM is an innovative initiative for all of the participants in 2018
Overall satisfaction with the SSWM experience is confirmed by all the participants in 2018