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Taking the hassle out of workplace specification

Taking a holistic approach to commercial office design is key to ensure that the workplace environment has a positive effect on an employee’s productivity, health, wellbeing and satisfaction. From reducing impact sound, to improving air quality and thermal comfort, as ...

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Leesman research finds the home is outperforming the office in some fundamental areas

The insight obtained from an ongoing home working study by Leesman is providing organisations with the information they need to design workplace and home working strategies that support the employee experience throughout and beyond Covid-19. In March 2020, the independent ...

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Getting ready for the new workplace norm

Author: Richard Guy, Country Sales Manager, Ergotron UK & Ireland With lockdown restrictions finally easing, many office workers who have been working from home are preparing to receive the call that they will soon resume working at desks they have ...

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Knight Frank launches roadmap for re-entering the workplace post lockdown

Knight Frank has launched a roadmap to ensure that businesses are able to safely re-enter the workplace once lockdown sanctions have lifted, whilst ensuring the safety and wellness of employees and continuing to decrease the spread of Covid-19. The global ...

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Design for the times

Workplace pressures increasingly require a new approach to office design. Angela Love, Director at Active Workplace Solutions, discusses what the changing times mean for the world of workplace design and build The quest for workplace talent rages on. Decision-makers are ...

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Direct action

The Direct Line Group property team partnered with Ascot Services and Mainstay Group to deliver an award-winning FM service across the DLG estate. We find out how the unusual three-way model was developed The Direct Line Group (DLG) property team ...

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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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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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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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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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