The transdisciplinary workplace research (TWR) network welcomes participants to the 1st Bi-annual Conference on work environment research to be held in Tampere, Finland from 19-21 September 2018.
We encourage both academic and professional researchers to submit their papers or abstracts and join us in Tampere for TWR 2018. Submission of abstracts and papers in all areas of work environment is encouraged. This conference aims to bring together work environment researchers from all relevant disciplines, both from academia and practice. This includes, but is not limited to, physical work environment (e.g. facilities management, real estate, architecture and design, building physics (HVCSE),bio-technology ), social work environment (e.g. HRM, behavioural sciences, organisational science, business, health, environmental psychology), digital work environment (e.g. ICT, virtual reality), and work environment management (management, economics, FM, CREM). Presented research can focus on an individual, organisational or urban scale.
The conference will provide delegates insight in both current topics and future interests. During two days, we will be discussing and analysing research on the work environment from many different perspectives, with researchers from around the world in parallel sessions. All full papers will be reviewed by the scientific committee and accepted papers will be published in online proceedings made available at the conference. Submitted abstracts that are not worked into a full paper can be presented in the sessions too. Besides parallel sessions, the conference will also provide the opportunity to discuss further enhancement of the field in special sessions/workshops aimed at jointly identifying future roadmaps for related sub-themes; this in order to provide the opportunity to form and join transdisciplinary, international research initiatives.
Also, a pre- and post-conference excursion will be organised to visit innovative workplaces in Tampere, and an attractive social program is available.
Employers, consultants and researchers are constantly looking for ways to better understand and optimise how work can yield optimal results in terms of performance, satisfaction, health and wellbeing. Within this quest, the awareness is growing that the place where work is carried out, plays a vital role. Social, physical, technological and managerial aspects of the workplace interact with worker behaviour and with each other. Hence, a transdisciplinary approach is required to advance our knowledge and practices. Until now, different aspects of the workplace are mostly studied within separate academic and professional fields. That’s why we initiated this new Transdisciplinary Workplace Conference. Our intention is to bring together workplace researchers and professionals from all relevant disciplines to share there insights and ideas. –TWR board.