24 February 2021 12pm – 1pm Webinar Online


Webinar: join us for ‘Exploring future workplace strategy: an interactive journey’

Register now for episode 37 of ‘Navigating turbulent times’ when we are joined by workplace specialists 3edges and technology provider Ricoh to explore different future workplace strategy approaches. Make sure you bring your thinking cap, however, because this webinar includes an interactive, ‘choose your own adventure’-style activity where your choices will determine the decisions an organisation makes on its journey towards a new workplace strategy.

The events of the last 12 months have prompted organisations to think about how their employees will be working after the pandemic and what this will mean for their workplaces. Some organisations have already come up with post-pandemic workplace strategies, but many are still trying to work out how to move forward.

Based on the latest guidance notes from our ‘Creating better workplaces’ partnership with Ricoh, including ‘Empowering people’ and ‘Optimising workspaces’ (the latter of which will be released the same day), this webinar will explore the different ways in which organisations may approach the future of workplace.

With the use of polls, you will influence the ‘real time’ decisions a case study organisation chooses to make. A Q&A discussion will then review in more detail how the case study played out and discuss the potential implications for our profession.


Peter Brogan

Head of Research and Insight, IWFM

Peter is Head of Research and Insight at IWFM where he manages the research, insight and information that positions IWFM as the voice of workplace and facilities management. He manages the delivery and development of the Institute’s research and insight activities.

An influential Research specialist with unique experience and a sustained record of success in both the public and private sectors. Extensive background in diverse service organisations, managing complex research projects from inception to completion.

Ian Ellison

Workplace change agent, co-founder and director, 3edges

Ian co-founded 3edges to help people think differently about the organisational value of workplace. With twenty years’ experience spanning workplace and facilities management practice and education, Ian has developed a reputation as an engaging facilitator and provocative speaker. He is passionate about the power of workplace to enable better business outcomes. Ian is co-founder and host of the Workplace Matters podcast and was also a key contributor to the Stoddart Review. Particularly interested in change leadership and workplace challenges within organisations, Ian has been involved in a range of commissions to help facilitate organisational performance improvement. Ian has published journal articles, papers and book chapters on a range of FM and workplace topics.

Simone Fenton-Jarvis

Workplace Services Consultancy Development Director, Ricoh

Simone is Workplace Consultancy Director at Ricoh and has over 13 years’ experience in FM and Workplace. Simone believes an organisation needs to put people first, and it’s this belief that has driven her initiatives and work within the industry. Simone is an advocate for lifelong learning, has completed an MBA in FM, is a keen reader, and a regular attendee at events. She is also a Fellow of IWFM and the vice-chair of the Workspace Special Interest Group. Her hope is to drive an industry where workplace FM is truly recognised as a key for all businesses.

James Pinder

Workplace change agent, consultant and co-founder, 3edges

James is a workplace consultant and co-founder of 3edges. He’s passionate about helping organisations to improve their workplaces through better insights, employee engagement and change leadership. James is adept at making sense of complex workplace problems and helping organisations to understand what’s really going on with their workplaces and why. Over the last twenty years he’s worked with a wide range of clients in a variety of sectors, carrying out a mix of workplace consultancy and applied research. James was co-creator of the highly successful Workplace Leadership Programme and recently co-authored IWFM’s Creating Better Workplaces series of guidance notes for FM and workplace practitioners.