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Creating emotional connections between employees and their workplace is the key to boosting productivity and engagement, say Jeff Flanagan, managing director – commercial, Interserve, and Andrew Mawson, founding director, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) Attitudes to our workplaces are changing. Turn ...

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Moving towards a workplace culture that allows employees to reach the top of their game

What with Brexit, Trump and Ed Balls dominating the news at the moment, it was a relief to know that Advanced Workplace Association’s (AWA) Workplace Week Convention still held its solid place on the workplace calendar this November.  Now in ...

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IFMA’S World Workplace 2016 San Diego: The FM story is ours to share

International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) president and CEO, Tony Keane, kicked off this year’s World Workplace by reminding us that “we are all standing on the brink of an exciting new frontier for FM” Recently announced IFMA Fellow and non-executive ...

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Brexit – What next?

The Monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD Less than a week after the EU referendum, I had the pleasure of welcoming a group of clients to a strategic workshop, in which we were looking at the likely ...

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Are we pants at working smart?

This summer’s Smartworking Summit saw thought-leaders and top industry professionals come together to explore the positive impacts ‘Smart Working’ can have on the workplace. Now in its 14th year, Quora Consulting’s quarterly summits deliver an innovative schedule of discussions that ...

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Five key factors in getting the best from employees

By: Kath Fontana, managing director, ISS Technical Services Facilities management is essentially a service oriented industry. A solid service-led ethos provides the backbone to our technical and professional excellence. Whether FM is in-house or outsourced, it’s our responsibility to work ...

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Getting ready for the ‘Gig Workers’

By: Stephanie Hamilton, managing director, ISS Food & Hospitality Generation Z refers to those born in the late 90’s and ‘noughties’. They are the ‘swipe, don’t type’ technology users, they find the 3D screens in the film ‘Minority Report’ dated ...

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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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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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Security in an ageing world

When talking about the future of security it’s easy to focus on emerging technologies and threats, but the biggest influencer will be society itself, as David Ward of Ward Security explains further Whatever your profession or field of expertise, it’s ...

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