Although workplace design and management are gaining more and more attention from modern organizations, workplace research is still very fragmented and spread across multiple disciplines in academia. There are several books on the market related to workplaces, facility management (FM), and corporate real estate management (CREM) disciplines, but few open up a theoretical and practical discussion across multiple theories from different disciplines. Therefore, workplace researchers are not aware of all the angles from which workplace management and effects of workplace design on employees has been or could be studied. A lot of knowledge is lost between disciplines, and sadly, many insights do not reach workplace managers in practice. Therefore, this new book series is started by associate professor Rianne Appel-Meulenbroek (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands) and postdoc researcher Vitalija Danivska (Aalto University, Finland) as editors, published by Routledge. It is titled ‘Transdisciplinary Workplace Research and Management’ because it bundles important research insights from different disciplinary fields and shows its relevance for both academic workplace research and workplace management in practice. The books will address the complexity of the transdisciplinary angle necessary to solve ongoing workplace-related issues in practice, such as knowledge worker productivity, office use, and more strategic management. In addition, the editors work towards further collaboration and integration of the necessary disciplines for further development of the workplace field in research and in practice. This book series is relevant for workplace experts both in academia and industry.

This second book in the series focuses on the role of workplace management in the organization and the tasks that workplace management needs to consider. The 18 theories that are presented in this book and applied to workplace research discuss management aspects from the organization’s perspective or dive deeper into issues related to people and/or building management. They all emphasize that workplace management is a complex matter that requires more strategic attention in order to add value for various stakeholders. The final chapter of the book describes a first step towards integrating the presented theories into an interdisciplinary framework for developing a grand workplace management theory.

chapter 1|12 pages

Collecting theories to obtain an interdisciplinary understanding of workplace management

ByVitalija Danivska, Rianne Appel-Meulenbroek
Size: 0.72 MB

chapter 2|12 pages

Corporate real estate management maturity model

Joroff et al. one step ahead
ByJaap Wijnja, Theo J.M. van der Voordt, Jan Gerard Hoendervanger
Size: 0.89 MB

chapter 3|11 pages

Systems-thinking theory

Decision-making for sustainable workplace transformations
ByRenuka Thakore, Aino Kavantera, Graeme Whitehall
Size: 0.93 MB

chapter 4|17 pages

St. Gallen Management Model

Systemic-constructionist approach to workspace organisations and management
ByAnnette Kämpf-Dern
Size: 2.02 MB

chapter 5|12 pages

Socio-technical transitions theory

A multi-level and change-oriented perspective on organisational space
ByJenni Poutanen
Size: 1.91 MB

chapter 6|10 pages

Disaster Resilience of Place (DROP) Model

A Resilience Assessment and Improvement Framework (RAIF) for facilities managers
ByKeith G. Jones
Size: 1.22 MB

chapter 7|10 pages


The social effects of workplace design and their impact on unplanned strategic activity
ByMatthew Thomas
Size: 0.54 MB

chapter 8|15 pages

Decision-making theory

How a multiple perspective approach can generate workplace strategies
ByChiara Tagliaro, Ying Hua
Size: 0.80 MB

chapter 9|17 pages

Alignment theory

For CRE and workplace
ByMonique Arkesteijn, Chris Heywood
Size: 1.01 MB

chapter 10|12 pages

Principal-agent theory

Perspectives and practices for effective workplace solutions
ByTorben Bernhold, Niklas Wiesweg
Size: 0.89 MB

chapter 11|11 pages

Branding theory contributions to corporate real estate management

ByRianne Appel-Meulenbroek, Abdul Jalil Omar
Size: 0.69 MB

chapter 12|12 pages

Value Adding Management of buildings, workplaces, facilities and services

ByTheo J.M. van der Voordt, Per Anker Jensen
Size: 0.72 MB

chapter 13|11 pages

The Toyota Production System

Applying the concept of waste in real estate management
ByTuuli Jylhä
Size: 0.76 MB

chapter 14|10 pages

Radical innovation theory

Towards radical design of digital workplaces
ByMarko Lahti, Suvi Nenonen, Erkki Sutinen, Nicolas Pope
Size: 0.72 MB

chapter 15|11 pages

Usability theory

Adding a user-centric perspective to workplace management
ByLukas Windlinger, Deniz Tuzcuoğlu
Size: 0.70 MB

chapter 16|10 pages

User-centred design thinking

Application of UCDT theories to workplace management
ByMinyoung Kwon, Hilde Remøy
Size: 1.20 MB

chapter 17|11 pages

Hospitality theory

Application of hospitality theory in the work environment
ByBrenda Groen, Ruth Pijls, Hester van Sprang
Size: 0.68 MB

chapter 18|15 pages

Service management – focus on customer experience

ByVitalija Danivska, Nora Johanne Klungseth
Size: 0.90 MB

chapter 19|12 pages

Organisational socialisation theory

Integrating outsourced FM employees into organisations
ByOluwatoyin Yetunde Aderiye
Size: 0.84 MB

chapter 20|19 pages

Identifying the main constructs for an interdisciplinary workplace management framework

ByVitalija Danivska, Rianne Appel-Meulenbroek, Susanne Colenberg
Size: 1.26 MB