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16 October 2018
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  • Lessons for leadershipLiz Kentish, managing director at Kentish & Co, discusses how to become a leader in the workplace.
  • EPDs for informed choicesRob Wood, UK general manager of Vetrotech Saint-Gobain, explains how Environmental Product Declaration's (EPD) are a big step in transparency for suppliers.
  • Programmed to serveMichele Windsor, global marketing manager of Ultralife Corporation, explains how service robots will play a greater role in maintenance and security.

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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.


  • 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.
  • Up to the mark: Performance standardsThree Q&A interviews on the challenges of ISO 41001, the value of standards, and the differences between Fitwell v WELL.
  • Turning the lights down lowWith FMs in a prime position to steward or assist with workplace energy efficiency initiatives, Adam Leach looks at policy, practice and pay-offs.