Michael Schley, founder of FM:Systems, IFMA fellow, and 30-year tech veteran in emerging digital workplace trends and facility management solutions, shares expertise on hybrid work to help business leaders prepare for the future of work
RALEIGH, N.C., June 3, 2021 — FM:Systems, provider of global workplace management technology solutions, announced today it is sponsoring the IFMA Foundation’s third edition of its award-winning book series, titled “Work on the Move 3: Building Better Workplaces After the Pandemic”. This timely publication is designed to provide guidance to business leaders in making critical decisions about returning to work safely, developing workplace flexibility, and supporting employees to do their best work.
“We are pleased to support the great work of the IFMA Foundation in producing this important book as part of our commitment to helping even more organizations adapt to the new reality of work,” said Kurt von Koch, CEO of FM:Systems. “We are confident that the combined deep knowledge shared by 19 internationally renowned experts in workplace strategy, real estate, technology, and more will help executives successfully lead their companies through what has to be one of the biggest workplace transformations in history.”
Nine out of 10 organizations will be combining remote and on-site working in the post-pandemic future of work, according to a new McKinsey survey. Recognizing most companies are reopening their workplaces based on the hybrid work model, Michael Schley, founder of FM:Systems, IFMA fellow, and highly respected 30-year veteran in emerging digital workplace trends and facility management solutions, co-authored a chapter on “The Hybrid Workplace, Reimagining the Future of Work After the Pandemic” with IFMA fellow Pat Turnbull. This chapter explores issues of human interaction, innovation and organizational culture, and addresses the question of why offices are needed.
To provide information business leaders are urgently needing to make return to work decisions for their companies, the IFMA Foundation has released “Chapter 2: The Hybrid Workplace, Reimagining the Future of Work After the Pandemic” early, which can be downloaded for free at https://foundation.ifma.org/news/publications. The full copy of “Work on the Move 3: Building Better Workplaces After the Pandemic” will be published and available for purchase in the summer of 2021.
More than 1,500 organizations worldwide trust FM:Systems to transform their workplace experience and bring employees together in exceptional, healthy workplaces that enhance productivity and delight occupants. Recognized as a market leader by industry analysts, our suite of Workplace Management Solutions provides actionable insights to optimize every facet of your real estate portfolio and ensure your ever-ready workplace is prepared for the unexpected. With customers representing half of the Fortune 50, ⅔ of top US banks, 150+ government institutions, over 200 hospital and healthcare organizations, 350+ universities and 50% of the leading pharmaceutical firms, our leading solutions manage over 3 billion square feet across 80 countries. FM:Systems is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and conducts business globally. For more information about FM:Systems, please visit www.fmsystems.com.
About the IFMA Foundation
Established in 1990 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and a separate entity from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the IFMA Foundation works for the public good to promote leading research and educational opportunities for the advancement of facility management. The IFMA Foundation is supported by the generosity of the FM community including IFMA members, chapters, councils, corporate sponsors, and private contributors who share the belief that education and research improve the FM profession. To learn more about the IFMA Foundation, visit foundation.ifma.org.