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All we need is love

interserve

Creating emotional connections between employees and their workplace is the key to boosting productivity and engagement, say Jeff Flanagan, managing director – commercial, Interserve, and Andrew Mawson, founding director, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) Attitudes to our workplaces are changing. Turn ...

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IFMA’S World Workplace 2016 San Diego: The FM story is ours to share

International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) president and CEO, Tony Keane, kicked off this year’s World Workplace by reminding us that “we are all standing on the brink of an exciting new frontier for FM” Recently announced IFMA Fellow and non-executive ...

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Are ASOS addicts killing your mailroom?

It’s a sight many will recognise from offices across the City; cardboard boxes piled up around work stations from Amazon and Wiggle, those distinctive black and white ASOS bags either just received or ready to be returned, and overflowing mail ...

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Reinventing the wheel

This month Martyn Freeman’s blog looks at whether the FM industry has become too set in its ways. I greatly enjoyed the ‘ThinkFM’ conference, which examined the impact of facilities management on productivity. One of many excellent speakers was Simon Carter ...

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Disengaged, disillusioned and depressed

Behind smoking and sex, employee engagement is the third largest driver of statistic-led research in the UK. Focusing on the latter, this year’s Symposium’s Employee Engagement Summit set the rather dismal scene, while unveiling just how damaging disengagement can be ...

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Ergonomics, Productivity and Wellbeing

Workplace ergonomics increases the comfort, safety and efficiency of employees by designing the environment around them. Good workstation ergonomics, including the correct chair height, optimal equipment spacing and good desk posture, can help you stay comfortable and effective throughout the ...

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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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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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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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