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Smart buildings revolution on show

The Smart Buildings Show 2017 – the UK’s first dedicated Smart Buildings event took place at the Barbican on 8-9 November. It should come as no surprise that our buildings are getting smarter. Technology is getting even more advanced and spaces ...

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Workplace Trends Conference: The changing nature of work

When it comes to predicting the workplace of the future, the autumn Workplace Trends conference has built up a high level of credibility since it was launched 15 years ago. During that period, the conference, which is curated by Environmental ...

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Leesman report reveals almost half of UK workplaces do not aid productivity

Workplace experts, the Leesman Index, has today launched a new global report which looks at how a poorly planned workplace can have a negative impact on employees, inhibiting their ability to perform.  Titled ‘The Next 250k’, the report is based on ...

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Rules of engagement

Dr Edward Finch, author of an Anabas white paper on agile working, looks at how a better understanding of human nature can help create a harmonious, engaged workforce In May this year, corporate office specialist Anabas launched a white paper ...

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Ward of change

There are some FM appointments that make you sit up and take notice. Sara Bean talks to Debra Ward about her recent move into a specially created role at JLL which demonstrates why the human experience is taking centre stage ...

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Cushman & Wakefield appoints workplace visionary as head of occupier business performance

Global real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Despina Katsikakis, an industry-leading expert on the impact of the workplace on business performance, to a full-time role advising the firm’s clients. For more than 30 years Katsikakis has led ...

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Workplace technologies

The challenges posed by emerging technologies was the area of discussion at Quora Consulting’s June Smartworking Summit where a group of eminent speakers gave delegates some cause for optimism regarding a brave new digitised workplace. Sara Bean reports The latest ...

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Research finds workplace facilities are key to increasing cycling growth targets

UK businesses must offer better facilities for cyclists in light of the government’s ambitious cycling growth targets, according to new research published by the British Council for Offices (BCO). In April, the Department for Transport stated an aim to double the ...

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Study reveals the importance of adopting a people-centric approach to the work environment

Companies should aim to create a sense of ‘brand loyalty’ among their employees in the same way that consumer businesses do with their customers, according the findings of a new study by international support services and construction group,Interserve. The ‘Designing for ...

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FM Clinic: Stoddart Review

The Stoddart Review uncovered an explicit link between how well a workplace supports the activities that employees undertake in their role and the extent to which they say that their workplaces help them to work productively. Yet it found few ...

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