As a society we strive to create healthier, more productive, and more satisfying experiences for how we live our daily lives at the individual, team, organizational, and community levels. A hidden resource in this ongoing challenge is how our physical surroundings are planned, designed and managed.
Since its inception in 1989 the Cornell University International Workplace Studies Program (IWSP) has systematically explored how innovative workplace strategies and the ecology of new ways of working can enhance the triple bottomline: health and well-being, organizational performance and economic viability, and environmental sustainability. Today, the IWSP focuses its research on innovative workplace strategies in three separate but related areas: the Corporate Workplace, Healing Environments, and Sustainable Planning & Design.
Workplace Strategy Summit 2012: Research in Action
Held at Cornell University, September 5-7, 2012. Co-organzed by International Facility Management Association (IFMA), IFMA Foundation, and the International Workplace Studies Program (IWSP) at Cornell.
Workplace Sedentary Behavior Study
Multiple studies to examine the impact of workplace spatial layout on occupants' activity level and sedentary/walking behavior pattern.
Cornell Campus Building POE study
A series of Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) studies of buildings on Cornell campus, including LEED-certified projects, to understand occupant satisfaction and interaction with green design.
Jersey Shore Hospital Study
A before-and-after study, collaborating with Meridian Health, on the impact from nursing unit spatial design on care-givers team communication patterns and staff and patient outcomes.