A 20:20 vision of wellness for FM
Friday 6th September 2019

FM has historically been about assisting organisations by delivering services that reduce bottom-line costs, helping to make them as profitable as they can be. But that business model has the seeds of problems within it.

Playing on a global FM stage
Wednesday 7th August 2019

I've been reading the IWFM's ISIG white paper 'Contracts across Borders'. There are some great insights in it from some very knowledgeable people, but also an inescapable sense of déjà vu and a bit of disappointment.

Productivity: a growth industry
Friday 12th July 2019

UK productivity rates are below par; we all know that.  But as one more ‘why & what to do about it’ survey lands on our newsdesk, we can’t help but wonder: why don’t all the proffered solutions get implemented, thus delivering huge gains for the nation?

The challenges of being in FM
Tuesday 25th June 2019

I was recently asked for my views on the greatest challenges that face the facilities management sector over the next few years. How long have you got, I thought.

FM: the key to wellness in the workplace
Monday 10th June 2019

The time is right for a new, more 'evolved' FM model - one that is broader and offers a more holistic understanding of both buildings and people. The benefits to the industry, and its clients, will be immense.

The meaning of Brexit
Wednesday 15th May 2019

Has FM factored into business strategy sufficient consideration of the Brexit process, or is there a bit of a shock still to come?

Professionalising our sector
Wednesday 8th May 2019

Is it too late for that? The answer depends on what we are prepared to do; but if past events demonstrate anything, the simple answer may be yes, it probably is.

Small is beautiful
Monday 15th April 2019

The story of FM over the past 20 years has been grow, diversify, extend and grow more. But below the headline-catching stuff has been a trend favouring small businesses, ones that focus on a region or market area, or that just don’t feel driven to be big.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?



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