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What next for FM?
Thursday 14th March 2019

If there is one thing that FM knows a lot about, it's change. Change has been the story of facilities management since its earliest days.

A new approach to sustainability in the built environment
Tuesday 5th March 2019

Sunil Shah looks at the current practice of responsible business in the built environment and explains the collaborative approach that RICS is taking to create the new model necessary to transfer knowledge of sustainability through the property lifecycle.

Time for change in government outsourcing practice
Sunday 10th February 2019

On exactly the same day that yet another key supplier of services to the government ran into financial problems, last week saw a speaker from the Cabinet Office tell the Workplace Futures conference that "we need significant cultural change on all sides".

Seizing the high ground
Wednesday 30th January 2019

The FM industry does a lot of things really well. What if we added one more to the list that could lift our perception, our value, our reputation?

FM has an image problem
Tuesday 29th January 2019

And that is what's stopping our future talent from joining what one student called a 'hidden industry'. Sienna Emanuel asked a group of students what we need to do.

Responsible FM
Thursday 17th January 2019

"May you live in interesting times" is a Chinese curse that we would do well to consider long and hard right now.

Happy New Year?
Wednesday 9th January 2019

A new year is traditionally a cause for celebration, marked by optimism, determination and positive thinking. How long all that lasts, of course, is another matter. And this year there's a question mark over whether any of it even gets started.

Mental health first aiders: a benefit for us all
Tuesday 18th December 2018

Wednesday December 19th will see a debate in the Commons, pushing for the implementation of a mental health first aider in every workplace to help bridge the gap between mental health and physical health care legislation in business.

The productivity gap: what are we missing?
Thursday 29th November 2018

Last week Mace Macro launched a new report analysing our work environments and uncovering a series of problems, along with associated opportunities for improvement. That set me thinking.

The advantages of hire for the FM industry
Tuesday 20th November 2018

Carl Webb reviews the importance of considering whether a hired climate control arrangement makes more sense than a traditional purchase.

Is technology FM's game-changer?
Wednesday 14th November 2018

It's a common view in FM these days: we're on the brink of fundamental, widespread change in what we do and how we do it. The driver is clear: rapidly developing technology. But is this really the case?

Brands talk, and people listen
Thursday 25th October 2018

'Brand' is one of those ideas that can seem a bit too trendy for their own good. Of course this particular concept means something in the fast-paced and increasingly global commercial world; but what's it got to do with real life?


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