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Talking the industry up
Tuesday 17th April 2018

I think it’s very easy to talk down the FM industry right now; but more than ever I am seeing a real movement behind positive change and some urgency in creating a conversation that elevates the perception of the value of what FM does.

The outsourcing debate: do they mean us?
Tuesday 27th March 2018

Outsourcing has always been a touchy subject. It’s a good, sound business practice, widely used and time-proven; but it can also be an easy target for criticism, a magnet for hot-button claims around jobs, costs, quality, accountability and more.

Compliance: simpler than it sounds
Monday 26th March 2018

Harrison Briggs discusses the ever-changing requirements around compliance in the built environment.

Smarter working
Wednesday 21st March 2018

It has become an industry adage that FM needs to move up the value chain, developing stronger, smarter working relationships with its customers. This is vital to the health of not just the industry but of customers' businesses too, says Jeff Flanagan.

Technology and people: An uneasy relationship
Thursday 15th March 2018

Videos of dogs doing tricks are always cute. But what if those dogs are actually quadrupedal robots that can open doors?

You can't handle the truth
Sunday 4th March 2018

That memorable line from A Few Good Men, a drama about two US Marines accused of murder, resonates with me every time I hear politicians speaking about the 'truth'.

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.


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