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Something in the air

The UK’s dismal productivity performance could be improved by a fresh approach to creating stimulating and appealing work environments, argues Keith Chanter, CEO of EMCOR UK From governments responsible for the health of national economies to CEOs looking to boost ...

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What we really, really want

What do employees really think about their workplace and wellbeing? We report on a recent survey examining the attitudes of those who are the target of the trends Prevailing workplace trends appear to be moving in a progressive direction. All ...

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People first

Joerg Bakschas, Head of Ergonomics and Training at Adapt, warns that rapid technological change requires a new approach to workplace and furniture design Ergonomics describes the adaptation of work equipment and environments to people, not vice versa. FMs need to ...

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‘Lack of natural light’ a common office bugbear

Over a third of workers are adversely affected by a lack of natural light in their office, according to new findings. The survey conducted by lighting retailer, Lamp Shop Online, which quizzed employees about the difficulties associated with workplace lighting, ...

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People power

Mark Hazelwood, MD of Active Workspace Management, argues that digital tech isn’t just about making a building smart – it’s about making user interaction smarter too The real and tangible benefits that flow from the adoption of an internet of ...

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Village people

As organisations compete for talent, FMs need to work towards inclusive workspaces catering for diverse age groups, personalities and cultures. Leeson Medhurst, Director of 360 Workplace, explains In the battle to attract talent, the role of the workplace is becoming more ...

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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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KI’s furniture facilitates collaborative working at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

KI’s furniture has been selected by workplace design and fit out company Blueprint Interiors to help add colour and functionality to the offices of Rainbows Children’s Hospice. Located in Loughborough, Rainbows is currently the only hospice for children and young ...

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Creating a ‘clean air zone’

As more evidence is found that the air quality at work can directly affect health and productivity, Business Specialist at Office Depot, Nigel Crunden suggests ways in which FMs can improve workers’ breathing space The UK is currently undergoing an ...

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Guidance on managing the transition to agile working published by BIFM

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published new guidance to assist facilities managers in managing the transition to agile working within their organisation. The Agile Working Change Management Guidance Note , which aims to fill the knowledge gap surrounding emerging ...

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