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Research suggests coffee breaks help support workplace productivity

New research suggests that hot beverages are a powerful facilitator for movement in creating moments of planned and unplanned interactions in the workplace. Thinking Smart About Productivity published by Nestlé Coffee Partners draws on insights from specialists Humanyze and workplace ...

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UKGBC launches Solutions Library to help with sustainability challenges within the built environment

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a new Solutions Library designed to tackle shared sustainability challenges within the built environment and enhance collaboration between innovators and corporates. According to the UKGBC many of its members have already set ...

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The YES factor

Want strong contract deals and supplier relationships? Here’s why collaboration is key. By Julian Fris, Director of FM consultancy Neller Davies, and Kate Vitasek, an American author, educator and lead researcher at the University of Tennessee Once upon a time, ...

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FM industry is held back by short term thinking says VINCI

Research by VINCI Facilities argues that the FM industry is held back by short-term thinking. In a survey of over 200 respondents, drawn from leaders within the FM and built environment sectors, focussing on four key issues: wellbeing, climate change, ...

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The future is smart for facilities management

Organisational transformation is big business these days as retail, commercial and other sectors recognise that changing and evolving is key to their sustainability. It’s easy to focus on sectors like retail where there is a more obvious shift to new ...

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Lean and Keen

A Lean culture can help to motivate employees, satisfy clients and deliver continuous improvement, says Gary Codling, Performance Director at Vinci Facilities. Pressures on cost, quality and timeliness, alongside the requirement for excellent service and sustainable operations, demand constant change ...

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The Productivity Enigma

Is people’s individuality the reason why organisations are struggling to improve productivity? Sara Bean listened in on a recent SmartWorking Summit to find out more The UK is stuck in a low productivity rut. Figures published by the Office for ...

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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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Outside the box

Sara Bean reports from i-FM’s Workplace Futures conference which took place on the 7th February at The Crystal in London’s Royal Victoria Docks This year’s conference which was ably chaired by FM Guru Martin Pickard had as its theme Challenging ...

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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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