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Wellbeing initiatives are all the rage, but imposing them on people without debate may prove to be counter-productive, argues Jan-Hein Hemke, MD of Facilicom UK The basics of workplace wellbeing are important. Making sure the physical environment is safe, appropriate ...

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A sense of place

Art in the workplace is a great opportunity to promote wellbeing, engagement and a sense of belonging, says Tazie Taysom of art consultancy Artiq Placemaking is a well-established concept in the fields of urban planning and design management, where it ...

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Knowledge is power

Smart technologies and better energy management can lower energy demands and help achieve sustainability goals, argues Nicola Meadows, RWM Event Director at Ascential Events Energy efficiency investments in the industrial, services and domestic markets are estimated to have increased the ...

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Levels of protection

Alan Luscombe, Director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies, a Kohler company, explains the Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System and the role of UPS in achieving compliance The Tier Classification System is a tool created by the Uptime Institute with the fundamental ...

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Opportunity knocks

The complexity and breadth of modern CAFM projects demands a much more integrated partnership approach to meeting client needs. We ask four CAFM vendors how they meet this challenge HOLISTIC APPROACH Claire Visser, Director, CAFM Explorer Our collaborative approach to ...

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Mixed signals

If you’re finding it tricky to get a mobile phone signal in your office building you’re not alone, says Ian Smith, IBC Business Manager at Redstone Connect in London. But just who is responsible for mobile coverage in your workplace ...

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Lean and Keen

A Lean culture can help to motivate employees, satisfy clients and deliver continuous improvement, says Gary Codling, Performance Director at Vinci Facilities. Pressures on cost, quality and timeliness, alongside the requirement for excellent service and sustainable operations, demand constant change ...

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Game changer

Services and recruitment supplier the Cordant Group has just become the UK’s largest organisation to transition from a corporate to a social enterprise concept. Chief Energiser Phillip Ullmann and CEO Chris Kenneally explain why this is a game changer The ...

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Trouble in mind

As the terror threat continues to rise, Andrew Mortimer, MD of Destinations and Venues at OCS, explains how FMs and event managers can help keep venues safe and secure The past two years have seen increasing incidents of terror attacks at ...

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The Productivity Enigma

Is people’s individuality the reason why organisations are struggling to improve productivity? Sara Bean listened in on a recent SmartWorking Summit to find out more The UK is stuck in a low productivity rut. Figures published by the Office for ...

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