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Working out the future of work
Tuesday 18th July 2017

If there was ever a thing that might be needed it's probably a review of modern working practices. If there was ever a thing that might be difficult to do, it's probably a review of modern working practices.

Brexit: final straw for the industry's recruitment crisis?
Tuesday 11th July 2017

There has been talk of a skills shortage and recruitment crisis in the FM sector for some years. Guy Pakenham looks at how the emerging political situation changes the discussion.

Stability and growth on the agenda
Thursday 6th July 2017

David Emanuel reports from Thursday's Annual General Meeting of the British Institute of Facilities Management.

The FM onion
Tuesday 4th July 2017

Simon Iatrou looks back at some of the highlights from this year’s RICS FM Conference.

Managing FM in an agile workspace
Tuesday 27th June 2017

Agile working is a hugely popular trend in workplace circles, but how exactly does it look in practice? Ravi Bhatnagar unpacks some of the key issues around the concept for facilities managers.

It's the ethos, not the stats
Thursday 22nd June 2017

I have been fortunate enough to meet some innovative leaders in their inspiring corporate offices over the past couple of weeks. All very different businesses, but they do have one big thing in common: a clear commitment to their people.

BIM means us too
Wednesday 21st June 2017

There's no escaping the fact that FMs are part of the government’s BIM drive, says Kath Fontana.

Election chatter
Friday 16th June 2017

Buried beneath the clamour of the snap election and its surprising results last week was a story about something called the Naylor Review.

The case for holistic thinking
Wednesday 14th June 2017

As human consumption nears a pivotal moment, George Adams explains why the built environment has a huge part to play in the fight against social and ecological disaster.

Leading the charge?
Wednesday 24th May 2017

Facilities management is nothing if not a place of change. Policies, practices, expectations and FM companies themselves shift and develop. Could one, Mitie, in the headlines as much for bad news as good in recent weeks, be showing us the way forward?

Is FM at risk of dehumanising?
Monday 22nd May 2017

Embracing the age of big data and all its associated ground-breaking technology is crucial for the FM sector, but there is a risk that partnership working and collaborative cultures could be lost to the detriment of the client relationship.

Looking back to see forward
Thursday 11th May 2017

I realise not everyone finds the history of FM as engaging as I do, but it is nevertheless interesting, instructive and occasionally surprising.


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