That intriguing question is answered in a recent Inc.com article by author Niki Hall, and will undoubtedly be an interesting one to any of our fellow IFMA Members who are also fans of the AMC TV show Mad Men.  Though the links between Facility Management and 1960’s Madison Avenue advertising may seem tenuous at first, some interesting observations are made in a unique article titled “4 Lessons Mad Men Can Teach Us About the Workplace of the Future.” 

Read the article here, and share your thoughts with us on Twitter  or Instagram using Hashtag #IFMABoston!

The new online system for the Awards of Excellence is now open and accepting registrations at http://awards.ifmaboston.org/nominations.  There you can register yourself as a nominator and then select the Award type you would like to do for your first nomination.  As with any online system, save often.  You can save and work on your nomination up to the deadline at the end of the day on April 6th.  When you are completed with your nomination, you can press save and submit.  You can select another Award to nominate from the New Nominations tab. The updated Call for Nominations can be found here.  Any questions, do not hesitate to contact jennessa@nullifmaboston.org.

Registrations for the event are now being accepted at: https://2015awardsofexcellence.eventbrite.com

Extreme Makeover: Campus Edition

March 20, 2015

On Thursday, March 12, the IFMA Boston Chapter hosted an event at UMass Lowell. The event depicted the journey of reconstructing the core of the University’s three campuses (North, South, and East). Initial plans came about in spring 2011, and with acquisition of St. Joseph’s Hospital, the project was officially underway. St. Joseph’s Hospital was […]

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2015 IFMA Boston Scholarship Application

March 20, 2015

The IFMA Boston Scholarship application is now open for applications and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled within a Facilities Management program.  All applicants must be an IFMA Boston member in good standing.  This year, the Board of Directors will award up to two $2,500 scholarships at the 12th Annual Awards of […]

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2015 Awards of Excellence Call for Nominations

March 20, 2015

The Call for Nominations for this year’s 12th Annual Awards of Excellence are now open.  We’ve streamlined the process to include contact details and answer 2-4 questions with a 300 word maximum each to assure that all nominators are providing the same information allowing the judges to evaluate the projects apples to apples.  All nominations […]

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3D Printing the Future

February 12, 2015

The popularity of 3D printing has been growing quite rapidly in recent years as the possibilities of what we can create using 3D printers seems to have no end. They can print organs, food, knick-knacks, and even full scale buildings. In fact, WinSun, a Shanghai-based engineering company, is leading the way having printed 10 homes […]

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A Week Ago, in an Office far, far away

January 30, 2015

by Andrew Verderame on January 30, 2015 As many of you might have heard, the IFMA Boston Chapter was given a special tour of Carbonite Incorporated’s new office facility on January 20th. The event was titled “Carbonite – Episode I: A New Space” and showcased Carbonite’s Star Wars-themed office, fully equipped with several modernly designed meeting […]

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The Facility Manager’s Plan for Snow Removal

January 28, 2015

For many people in New England, this week’s blizzard meant one thing: snow days!  For anyone in the FM industry however, a snowstorm is far from day off.  From planning, communication, staffing and cleanup, managing a facility or campus before, during and after severe winter weather involves a great deal. In the wake of the […]

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How Do Workplace Preferences Differ Between Generations?

January 12, 2015

In a study including more than 2,000 American adults, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials were surveyed, giving us a snapshot into workplace preferences and how they differ. With people born between 1981 and 1996 poised to become the new workforce majority, Harris Poll, on behalf of Caldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates, discovered the Millennial works […]

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Sound Masking in an Office Without Private Offices or Cubicles – The Bridgespan Group

January 8, 2015

Challenge Reducing Distractions and Protecting Speech Privacy in an Open-Concept Space When the Bridgespan Group, a non-profit consultant group for philanthropists and mission driven organizations, moved to a new 28,000 square foot, one floor location, they saw an opportunity to do something completely different with their office space and the way they worked. One aspirational […]

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