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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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Key FM forges new tech partnership for future of workplace

Key Facilities Management has today announced the launch of a new partnership with proptech company arbnco, which aims to deliver next generation workplace solutions. The initial focus will be on improving the energy performance of commercial buildings, and ensuring that ...

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Lasting value

A recent survey by FMJ and Grundon Waste Management revealed that many organisations struggle to convince staff of the need to recycle. How can employees be encouraged to think and act more sustainably? For many of us, a typical day ...

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Study reveals businesses are failing to meet basic standards in the workplace environment

Many of the UK’s workplaces are unpleasant, uncomfortable and at risk of driving down productivity, according to new research from London property maintenance experts, Aspect.co.uk. A nationally representative poll of 2,000 people found that 83 per cent of UK adults ...

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Combatting the January blues with nature  

Superstitious folk believe leaving a Christmas tree and other festive decorations up beyond the 12th day after Christmas day brings bad luck. But who’s to say you can’t brighten up the office with some greenery throughout the year? Keeping a fir ...

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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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Acas issues hot weather guidance for employers

Workplace expert, Acas, has offered some top tips today to help employers manage workplace challenges due to the hot weather. The Met Office has predicted that a heatwave could be on its way and the hot weather looks set to ...

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CBRE event: wellness in the workplace

Bernard Crouch, director of Acumen FM and an active member of the BIFM Rising FM’s committee, reports on the recent CBRE Wellness event. On the 31 May around 80 FM professionals gathered at CBRE’s offices in London’s West End to hear about ...

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The Quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ measurement of knowledge worker productivity

Measuring the productivity of office occupants has become something of a ‘Holy Grail’ in FM as a way of providing evidence that the quality of the workplace environment enhances performance. But is it really possible to measure the output of ...

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The truth about happy workers

The monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD As I travel around the country visiting different workplaces, I often meet very productive companies, but I can’t honestly say I’ve ever sat in a reception area watching smiling, happy ...

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