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What's the point of marketing in FM?
Tuesday 20th February 2018

In these uncertain times, how can CEOs and managing directors hope to deliver shareholder value, drive long-term profitability and create stability for their businesses?

Conflicts of interest
Thursday 15th February 2018

Last week, i-FM reported that support services firms on the FTSE index announced more profit warnings than any other FTSE-listed companies in 2017. But why is this so?

Disturbing times
Thursday 8th February 2018

I’m not talking about Carillion going into liquidation or the recent news that Capita saw its share price plummet due to a profit warning, adding to market uncertainty and another knee-jerk reaction to the idea of outsourcing.

FM and the need for leadership
Wednesday 31st January 2018

With the world changing fast this is an important time to position facilities management as the lead enabling function for positive progress in multiple aspects of our lives, from the workplace through to cities. Geoff Prudence argues for greater focus.

Crisis response
Monday 22nd January 2018

In over 20 years of being a part of the FM industry I don’t think I have ever seen so much change taking place in one period of time, and with such potentially fundamental implications.

The top workplace trends of 2018
Sunday 21st January 2018

Gregory Blondeau discusses the trends set to transform the workplace this year including the management of technology, personal data and privacy.

The demise of Carillion and what it means
Tuesday 16th January 2018

Even before there was a Carillion, stretching back into the days of its Tarmac predecessors, this business was a pioneer of the facilities management industry. Now that it has crashed so spectacularly what should we take away from this sorry situation?

How ready for change is FM?
Wednesday 10th January 2018

Could we be on the road to a completely new approach to buying and selling FM, something which might end the price-based tendering that has dragged the industry so much downhill?

Making the case for adding value through FM
Tuesday 9th January 2018

Welcome to 2018, the year that is likely to see profitability at facilities management companies coming under more pressure than perhaps ever before.

The good news or the bad news
Thursday 21st December 2017

Negativity sells. We live in a moment when this observable truth feels more acute than ever.

Outsourced workers' rights: what does the test case mean?
Sunday 17th December 2017

The facilities management industry is familiar with the use of outsourced workers, of course. Currently, collective bargaining can only take place with the direct employer of those workers. Could that change?

Enduring narratives
Wednesday 13th December 2017

While it seems almost unfathomable now, more than 2,000 years ago the Greek philosopher Plato was warning his peers of the dangers the written word posed to intellectual society.


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