Designing the buildings of tomorrow around innovative uses and new interactions means using academic research. Because we believe in the strength of the collective and in the openness of ideas, we share here, with you, the research conducted by our experts.

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Working remotely: what are the issues of visibility and recognition?

In recent years, many companies have begun to reconfigure their workspaces, seeking to experiment with new ways of working. The recent pandemic, by imposing a brutal despatialization of work, has been a gas pedal of the transformations underway, notably with the generalization of telecommuting. A large-scale research project conducted within a major insurance company has shed new light on what happens in terms of visibility and recognition when one works remotely.

Expert - Marie Bia Figueiredo

Marie Bia Figueiredo

Senior Lecturer
Institut Mines-Télécom Business School

Expert - Madeleine Besson

Madeleine Besson

Professor Emeritus
Institut Mines-Télécom Business School

Attractivity based working, a new paradigm for desirable environments?

The hybridization of service work - the ability to work from several different locations - questions the future of the workplace. For a year, a group of twenty experts met regularly to imagine a desirable future. Sometimes allowing themselves utopian reflections, the group built a new vision based on attractiveness and the reconciliation of the different points of view that are today exacerbated by the hybridization of work: how to reconcile individual, managerial, organizational and finally societal considerations?

Marc Bertier

Marc Bertier

Workplace Strategist

+33 52 65 25 99

The struggle for places!

How does the organizational hierarchy materialize in the hierarchy of office spaces in the company?

Delphine Minchella

Delphine Minchella

Teacher-Researcher in Management

Doctorate in Strategic Management

EM Normandie – Laboratoire Métis


Expert - Sébastien Bourdin

Sébastien Bourdin

Professor in economic geography at EM Normandie 

New management and organization methods: innovation or fad?

Since the 2010s, companies have been actively interested in new management and organization methods (NMMO): holacracy, agile companies, liberated companies or even "opal"... these are all fashionable labels that often suffer from vague definitions and confuse players more than they enlighten them to face the current organizational challenges. This does not prevent them from being the object of a strong craze, leading us to wonder whether we are facing real innovations or simple fashion effects.

Suzy Canivenc

Doctor from Rennes 2 University

Teacher-researcher in communication and management

Associate researcher at Mines Paris-Tech-Futures of Industry and Labor Chair

Between digital and vegetal, the convergence to change the urban model

Arnaud Pagès is a journalist. He is interested in environmental issues in the broadest sense, with a focus on the urban dimension. He presents here his new book Villes de demain, Michel Lafon, 2022.

Expert - Arnaud Pagès

Arnaud Pagès

Independent editor at L'ADN
Author of the book "Villes de Demain" - Michel Lafon

How to improve environmental performance through your employees?

While it is recognized that companies have a role to play in improving their environmental performance, research has shown that simply implementing organizational practices is not enough to engage employees in greening. 

Expert - Virginie Francoeur

Virginie Francoeur

Professor of organizational change, Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal

For a reasoned BIM

BIM, for "Building Information Model/Modeling/Management", is becoming more and more widespread. This work method is based on a digital representation of the building composed of one or more 3D models filled with numerous data and accompanied by hundreds of spreadsheets and other documents. Add to this the collaborative aspect of the process orchestrating the interactions between an ever increasing number of participants, the project can quickly become a joyful mess.

Sarah Meslem

BIM & R&D Coordinator