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Showcasing values-based activity in FM and workplace
Thursday 18th October 2018

Today is World Values Day, an opportunity to think about the principles that are important to us and to act on them.

Technology is the future
Thursday 4th October 2018

It's become a feature of every market survey, every industry conference, every insight report into the discipline: technology is the future of FM. That is certainly true; and it always has been.

Outsourcing in the public sector: a social commitment
Wednesday 19th September 2018

The Public Service Act (Social Value) 2012 puts social value at the heart of commissioning, ensuring that authorities consider the wider economic and environmental benefit that they can achieve when buying goods and services. The Act became law in 2013.

More questions than answers
Monday 10th September 2018

Predicting change is a mug's game, especially these days when some of the old 'rules' seem particularly unreliable. But it does feel like the times might be ripe for some kind of tipping point in UK facilities management.

Mutually beneficial
Monday 13th August 2018

Collaborations between facilities management membership bodies have happened before. So, what makes the partnership between RICS and IFMA any different?

Planning for tomorrow
Wednesday 25th July 2018

One of the big challenges for every FM service provider these days is sorting out its strategy for the future: how does it see its markets developing? how does it want to be perceived? what sort of clients does it want? what's the right service offer?

What's in a name?
Monday 9th July 2018

Naming, and the related branding, forms part of the bedrock of marketing strategy. There’s a lot of science to both and a huge amount of material on good and bad experiences. But in the end, you make your decision, unveil your work and pray for the best.

Culture is more important than technology
Thursday 21st June 2018

That's the statement that stuck with me from Wednesday's Smartworking Summit, the latest in the series organised by consultancy Quora and this time focusing on AI in the workplace.

Owning the data and the data agenda
Tuesday 12th June 2018

The future is equal parts exciting and terrifying. New technologies are opening up a world of possibilities; but they are also raising real-world concerns, like who will use, manage and ultimately own the abundance of new data that is produced.

Cyber security: have you left a window open?
Wednesday 30th May 2018

When it comes to cyber security, we are fighting a perception, potentially fuelled by the suppliers of stock photos, that hackers are fantastically smart, well resourced, highly (and predictably) motivated and dressed in hoodies.

A tale of two FMs
Wednesday 23rd May 2018

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom. It was the age of foolishness. Sometimes it can indeed be hard to tell where you and others actually are.

Making technology work for FM
Wednesday 2nd May 2018

If technology is going to become an increasingly necessary and perhaps even an enhancing part of FM going forward, how do we ensure that this promise is delivered? Mark Hazelwood looks at some of the issues.


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