Transdisciplinary Workplace Research (TWR) network

Employers, consultants and researchers are constantly looking for ways to better understand 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 one 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 is why the Transdisciplinary Workplace Research (TWR) network was initiated in 2017. Its intention is to bring together workplace researchers and professionals from all relevant disciplines to share their insights and ideas.


Nomination Immobilienmanager award

The importance of the real estate industry for the overall economy is huge. Real estate shapes the image of our cities, and at the same time, everyone lives or works in a building. That’s why Immobilien Manager Verlag launched the immobilienmanager Award in 2009 to honor the best real estate projects, deals, services and minds in the real estate industry. Incidentally, the company applying does not necessarily have to be a real estate company.

The industry’s prestigious prize, sometimes named the ‘Oscar’ of German-speaking real estate, is awarded every year in 14 categories. A high-caliber, independent jury of respected real estate industry experts nominates up to three award-worthy candidates per category for the shortlist from all the applications received. The nominees in each category receive media attention from the time of the announcement, both in the run-up to the event and during the exclusive gala evening with over 400 top decision-makers from the industry – if there is no pandemic. At the awards ceremony, good nerves are then called for when the winner’s envelopes are opened on the big stage and it’s “The Winner is…”

The TWR network has applied with the TWR2020 Conference in the category ‘Communications’. The other four nominees in this category are (see here:

  •     BFW Landesverband Berlin/Brandenburg: Transiträume
  •     Cushman & Wakefield: 6 Feet Office
  •     Irebs: Irebs Virtual World
  •     IPH Centermanagement: Blautal-Center Ulm

The 6 feet office concept of C&W won the award, but we are very thankful to have been nominated.

A hybrid conference

TWR2020 will become one of the first truly hybrid conferences – a blend of physical and virtual participation as the potential ‘new normal’ for conferencing of the future. The hybrid conference will be a fully virtual conference with physical sessions in Frankfurt, Germany. People attending the conference virtually will be able to fully participate in all physical sessions and vice versa. For more info, visit

Registration has opened

Registration for TWR2020 is now open through

Early bird rates are available until the 31st of May.

Extended deadline

The abstract deadline has been extended until Friday November 15th.

Call for papers TWR2020

The second Transdisciplinary Workplace Research Conference will take place the 16th -19th September, 2020 in Hessen-Thüringen, Germany.

The transdisciplinary workplace research (TWR) network  encourages both academic and professional researchers to submit their abstracts and join us in Germany for TWR 2020. You can submit your abstracts through: until October 28, 2019.

Important dates:

  • abstract submission deadline: Monday October 28, 2019
  • decision on acceptance: November 15, 2019
  • short paper deadline: February 28, 2020
  • paper reviews back to authors: March 31, 2020
  • revised paper deadline: June 29, 2020

Call for paper, special issue Journal of Managerial Psychology

One of our TWR network members, Remi Ayoko, is guest editing a special issue in the Journal of Managerial Psychology. Topic: The Physical Environment of Organizational Behavior (OB). Deadline is 30th September 2019. If you are interested, check out for further information.

TWR2018 in Tampere, Finland

TWR2018 in Tampere, Finland has been a great success. Almost 40 studies were presented in 2 parallel sessions. The 60+ delegates represented 14 countries and both academia and practice.