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14 November 2018
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  • Go for goldMany fire risk assessors will just hand over the fire risk assessment (FRA) document to a client and walk away. This is often all that the contract demands. But both parties will gain far more if you provide a comprehensive package that explains the significant findings and the risks their company faces if they go unheeded.
  • Principles for autonomyAs leaders, it's vital that we create the right environment for the right people to make the right decision at the right time and then allow them to deploy that decision for the best result.
  • UX for the physical worldNick Whiteley offers advice on how to create good first impressions of your organisation to visitors.

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Think Tank: What is the future of mailroom management? 

Mailroom management is a service that companies can also outsource like other soft services. Specialists in mailroom services even offer to market new technological solutions including ‘intelligent lockers’, which allow for around-the-clock package pick-up to drive down wait times.

But an increasing number of mailrooms find they don’t have the resources, the technology or the experience to support wider business objectives. Are you increasingly using technology and digitising your company's mailrooms? 

To take part in the survey click here.


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  • Cycling to workCycling to work is good for employers' branding, staff health and general air quality, but people need more than bike racks. Bill Dolworth reports.


  • BIFM Awards 2018: Future focusInnovation requires forward-thinking, as evidenced by the winners of BIFM's Innovation Awards.
  • BIFM Awards 2018: The individual winnersMartin Read and Bradford Keen find out why the four individual winners of the 2018 BIFM Awards stood out in the judges' eyes.
  • Fine tuning: ISO 41001 standardThe introduction of ISO's 41001 management systems standard for facilities management, several years in the making, makes this the ideal time to look at how the world of standards affecting all aspects of FM has evolved to this point, reports Martin Read.
  • System addict: Stan Mitchell talks FM standardsStan Mitchell discusses the aspirations behind the first FM management services standard, telling Bradford Keen why it has been a labour of love.