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How to make meetings more productive

A recent poll carried out for Remark Group revealed that meeting rooms aren’t facilitating productivity or collaboration, as half of people leave meetings thinking they weren’t successful. What more can be done to make meetings more productive, including their design, ...

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Powering up your business

The power cuts in August which affected thousands of homes and businesses throughout the country drew attention to the fact that power outages and less serious but still disruptive blackouts can lead to serious issues, particularly regarding computer systems. What ...

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Insourcing vs outsourcing debate: What’s best for business?

The insourcing of FM services is growing in popularity. The report ‘Rebuilding Capacity: The case for insourcing public contracts’ from the University of Liverpool, recommends it for providing service flexibility and the ability to allocate resources where they are needed. ...

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Built environment: FMs role in helping to achieve 2050 net zero emission target

The heatwave that has gripped Europe this summer has been linked to the impact of global warming and brings the role of the built environment in helping to slash emissions into focus. With the UK bringing in a law to ...

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Uberisation of FM

Could using the latest smart technology to offer an Uber-style response service revolutionise the way the FM industry manages reactive services? Do you agree that service capabilities and costs would be transformed if FM services suppliers completely digitalised their processes ...

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Understanding the risk and rewards of outsourced FM contracts: The questions you should be asking

The recent advice from the independent Reform think tank included a range of recommendations to improve outsourcing outcomes. This includes “Statements of responsibility” – i.e. measures to make sure that civil servants are aware of their responsibilities. When negotiating private ...

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The rise of coworking spaces: key challenges for FMs

Are coworking workspaces moving away from being the preserve of tech start-ups and small businesses and attracting medium to larger sized corporates? If so, what could the uptake of coworking mean for FMs in terms of offering high quality amenities ...

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Do FM suppliers need a facilities management trade association to represent the sector?

  With the establishment of a UK IFMA chapter, FMs can now choose from three professional bodies; RICS, IFMA and IWFM to help them develop their skills and enhance their careers. However, with all the negativity around outsourcing which has ...

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The impact of Brexit on FM

We’re due to leave to the EU at the end of March and how we do so is still very much undetermined. What are your greatest concerns about the impact of Brexit on your business and on the wider FM ...

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FM’s role in helping to reduce single-use plastic across the built environment

According to Sky Ocean Rescue, more plastic was made in the first decade of the 21st century than the whole of the 20th. Eight million tonnes of plastic are thrown away each year and washed out to sea, causing untold ...

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