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Take a stand

Sit-stand workstations are becoming increasingly popular in the UK as a way to improve posture, reduce back pain and provide a more active working environment. Adapt UK give us their top tips before making the change Studies show that sit-stand ...

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What’s afoot?

Changing priorities in workplace design mean that flooring schemes have to be more sophisticated and adaptable than ever before New trends in workplace design are affecting the development and specification of flooring products and schemes. Workspace is becoming multifunctional, requiring ...

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A Rewarding Move

Reward Gateway is a leading employee engagement platform that delivers benefits like reward and recognition, and communications solutions to attract and retain key talent. They have over 1,200 clients including household names American Express, Groupon, Yahoo!, IBM and McDonald’s yet ...

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How beneficial are whacky designs in a modern day office?

Every time people bring up interiors or office redesigns in print or at conferences you can bet your life it won’t be long before someone brings up “Google’s offices” or something similar. Are these whacky designs actually relevant or beneficial ...

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Smart futures

In 1950 only 30 per cent of humans the world over lived in cities. By 2050 that is set to grow to over 70 per cent. New buildings and new cities will mean bigger and better roles for facilities managers. ...

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Inside the mind

The effect that office interiors have upon staff’s morale and productivity has been a hot topic of conversation across the FM industry for quite some time now. FMJ takes a look at the research several companies have actually conducted whilst finding ...

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Cool offices for hot labour

Michael Page, joint managing director of workplace consultant, Saracen Interiors, looks at the phenomenon of the ‘cool office’ and considers what it takes to fit into that category in a competitive labour market There’s no doubt about it, the labour market ...

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One size fits… Almost

We hear a lot about designing workplaces for different generations but what about creating offices that take into account different nationalities, genders and a variety of physical sizes or capabilities? Justin Bass, managing director of furniture and design consultants Sketch ...

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Scrubbing Up

FMJ investigates how the correct choice of materials when designing your washroom can not only create an aesthetically pleasing environment, but also ensure durability for years to come There is a somewhat common cliché that is often trotted out in the ...

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‘Agile working’ coming to you soon

As an FM you’re likely to be at the forefront of profound change in the way your organisation works, and if you aren’t personally involved yet you will be soon. Martin Davies, director of training, BIFM Training explains more New technology ...

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