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Two-week international and interdisciplinary workshop on workplace management.

COORDINATORS

The nature of work has been evolving recently, along with the way workspaces are used. This dynamic has major implications for workspace design and management that need to respond to new challenges.

This course will assist students, practitioners and researchers to engage with these ongoing evolutions. Participants to the course will learn to:

  • integrate different disciplines in a sound reasoning around the workplace;
  • manage the planning, programming, and executing phases of workplace change processes;
  • picture the future evolution of workplaces and its impact at the building and urban scale.
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Politecnico di Milano,
Campus Colombo – Via Giuseppe Colombo, 40
20133 – Milan (Italy)

Monday 1 – Friday 12, July 2019

ACTIVITIES

1° week: Mon 1 – Fri 5 > theory & practice
Weekend: Sat 6 – Sun 7 > learning expedition
2° week: Mon 8 – Fri 12 > theory & practice

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  • Undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in workplace design, strategies, change management, and facility management. Students might want to integrate a deeper theoretical and practical understanding of the field in their thesis and prospect research.
  • Researchers who are investigating the social, economic and environmental impacts of the most recent workplace changes. They might want to receive new insights and stimuli to expand their horizons.
  • Young practitioners who are currently working in the field of corporate real estate management, space planning, and related themes. Professionals might want to upgrade their skills in order to specialize further their careers.

You can email us at:

sswm-dabc@polimi.it

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applications for SSWM 2019  are now closed!!

Thank you for your interest!

COORDINATORS & ORGANIZERS

Ying Hua
Ying HuaCornell University (Ithaca, NY)
She is Associate Professor in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. She has been conducting research on post-occupancy evaluation (POE); interaction between occupants, building systems, and building performance; and impact of workplace on behavioral and organizational outcomes.
Andrea Ciaramella
Andrea CiaramellaPolitecnico di Milano
He teaches Architectural Technology as an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering. He undertakes research in Asset, Property, Facility, and Building Management, with particular attention to building performance and enhancement. He founded BraVe spinoff.
Chiara Tagliaro
Chiara TagliaroPolitecnico di Milano
She works in the Real Estate Center as a Postdoctoral Researcher, lecturer and consultant. Her research intersts encompass Key Performance Indicators for design, management and use of the workspace; next-generation workplaces; gender differences in the workplace; and workplace management education.

LECTURERS

Rianne Appel-Meulenbroek
Rianne Appel-MeulenbroekEindhoven University of Technology
The Netherlands
Tamàs Berky
Tamàs BerkyGarapena Ltd
Hungary
Annette Kämpf-Dern
Annette Kämpf-DernBauhaus-Universität Weimar
Germany
Eleanor Ratcliffe
Eleanor RatcliffeUniversity of Surrey
United Kingdom
Maria Pilar Vettori
Maria Pilar VettoriPolitecnico di Milano
Italy
Lukas Windlinger
Lukas WindlingerZurich Univeristy of Applied Sciences
Switzerland
Ingrid Paoletti
Ingrid PaolettiPolitecnico di Milano
Italy
Andrea Giglio
Andrea GiglioPolitecnico di Milano
Italy

FORMAT AND METHODS

The course discusses the workplace as an interdisciplinary area between research and practice. The course encompasses:

  • Theoretical lessons

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.
  • Field exploration

including visits to three new-generation workplaces:

  • Corporate workplace;
  • Co-working space;
  • Third space as a workplace.
  • Practical exercise

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.

ASSESSMENT

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.

CREDITS

  • 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).

APPLICATION

KEY DATES

Applications

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.

Politecnico students

200,00

Other students

400,00

Researchers

550,00

Practitioners

700,00

FROM THE LAST EDITION

  • About us

  • “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.”

  • Final survey

  • SSWM has been better than expected for 92% of participants in 2018

92%
  • SSWM is an innovative initiative for all of the participants in 2018

100%
  • Overall satisfaction with the SSWM experience is confirmed by all the participants in 2018

100%
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