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HydroPower

A lack of water leads to lack of awareness, problems with concentration and poor short-term memory. But ask anyone what they reach for when they need a boost, and coffee, tea and fizzy drinks will probably top the list. How ...

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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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Feeling good

Wellbeing has been the buzzword of the FM industry recently, and everyone in the western world has heard tales told of Google’s HQ and its various eccentricities. But what are more ordinary, everyday companies doing to take care of their ...

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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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It’s time for facilities teams to drive employee wellbeing

With employee absence costing the UK industry £31.1 billion in 2013, which is the equivalent to just under eight per cent of the UK GDP for the same year, it should come as no surprise that organisations are trying to ...

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The future of everything

Barely a week goes by without a report claiming that millions of jobs will become obsolete in the coming years, taken over by machines. Every time you speak to anyone even vaguely interested in technology you know it won’t be ...

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Getting inside wellbeing

If you run a business and employ people, staff wellbeing should be your top priority. If you fail to give it the attention it deserves, morale, productivity and your profitability is likely to suffer. But what defines wellbeing and why ...

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Tomorrow’s Workplace

Martyn Freeman, managing director, Mitie’s FM business explains how FM providers are responding to a radically changing working environment to provide the workplace of the future Over the last few years the effect of the global recession has seen many ...

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The changing impact of today’s workplace environment

What are the secret ingredients for a great workplace? This is a question that many employers struggle to answer. PHS CEO, Gareth Rhys Williams, discusses the company’s recent research on wellbeing in the workplace It is becoming increasingly important that ...

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