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Reinventing the wheel

This month Martyn Freeman’s blog looks at whether the FM industry has become too set in its ways. I greatly enjoyed the ‘ThinkFM’ conference, which examined the impact of facilities management on productivity. One of many excellent speakers was Simon Carter ...

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The importance of being committed to the health of employees

With health and wellbeing critically affecting today’s society, economy and quality of life, it is important that employers understand the importance of being committed to the health of employees. Here, Mark Bauer, environment specialist at Forbo Flooring Systems, discusses how ...

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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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Trust

Talk strategy, planning and partnership as much as you want; go ahead and add some values based strap lines to your communications, but be sincere about it in everything you do or be prepared to lose both the trust of ...

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Disengaged, disillusioned and depressed

Behind smoking and sex, employee engagement is the third largest driver of statistic-led research in the UK. Focusing on the latter, this year’s Symposium’s Employee Engagement Summit set the rather dismal scene, while unveiling just how damaging disengagement can be ...

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Worker resilience

No one is completely sure how many people actually work in the facilities management industry. It’s probably an impossible question to answer, but the official guestimate from most people in the sector tends to be between nine and 11 per ...

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Ergonomics, Productivity and Wellbeing

Workplace ergonomics increases the comfort, safety and efficiency of employees by designing the environment around them. Good workstation ergonomics, including the correct chair height, optimal equipment spacing and good desk posture, can help you stay comfortable and effective throughout the ...

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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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