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The next generation of FM: which way forward?
Wednesday 6th November 2019

The facilities management industry has been a place that's good for everyone. The slow and steady growth seemed guaranteed, and there was a well-known operating model for how to win. But the good times are over.

FM outsourcing: a bigger role for SMEs?
Monday 4th November 2019

Active Workplace Solutions worked with online facilities management resource and insights provider i-FM to survey FM practitioners on the key issues, needs and opportunities they face today. The research provided some interesting insights.

Open plan offices: due for disruption
Tuesday 29th October 2019

Received wisdom says that open plan offices are good for both employer and employee because they promote face-to-face collaborative working and, as a result, help harness creativity and improve teamwork.

Why we must support SMEs in the supply chain
Tuesday 22nd October 2019

SMEs continue to be undervalued and under-represented in FM. But they offer numerous benefits and it’s high time we offered them more support to enter and stay in the supply chain.

Horses for courses
Wednesday 16th October 2019

Choice is a wonderful thing. Maybe not so much in the 57-varieties American-inspired overload that quickly becomes baffling. But more in the sense of having a few clear options, one of which should lead to satisfaction.

Too much focus on Gen Y?
Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Lately, there has been loads of copy dedicated to a very specific cohort of the workforce, namely millennials: their personalities, their requirements, what they’ll bring to the workforce and what employers shouldn’t expect from them.

Stepping up support of ex-forces personnel
Friday 27th September 2019

The FM sector has a lot to gain by employing ex-armed forces personnel. But, the process of moving into a civilian role can be difficult. The Armed Forces Covenant ensures that those who have served are given a chance and treated fairly.

Freed from chains
Friday 20th September 2019

For the FM industry to drive innovation and deliver the superior performance customers demand, we must lead a radical overhaul of FM service supply chains, says Andrew Wood.

A 20:20 vision of wellness for FM
Friday 6th September 2019

FM has historically been about assisting organisations by delivering services that reduce bottom-line costs, helping to make them as profitable as they can be. But that business model has the seeds of problems within it.

How FM can help a struggling retail sector
Friday 23rd August 2019

Retail centres are feeling the squeeze as customers place an ever higher value on their shopping experience. Paul Thrupp argues that the time is ripe for FM to step in as a central component to reviving the retail sector.

Playing on a global FM stage
Wednesday 7th August 2019

I've been reading the IWFM's ISIG white paper 'Contracts across Borders'. There are some great insights in it from some very knowledgeable people, but also an inescapable sense of déjà vu and a bit of disappointment.

Productivity: a growth industry
Friday 12th July 2019

UK productivity rates are below par; we all know that.  But as one more ‘why & what to do about it’ survey lands on our newsdesk, we can’t help but wonder: why don’t all the proffered solutions get implemented, thus delivering huge gains for the nation?


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