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24 March 2017
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  • FM contracts a game of two halves?Former Arsenal manager Herbert Chapman once suggested the Football League should relegate fully half its member clubs every season to eradicate the "fear" of failure. The service sector could do worse than consider how this kind of thinking might work in FM, suggests Martin Read.
  • Making a difference as routineTo mark his 100th issue at FM World, Jamie Harris reflects on how he has come to understand and appreciate the FM profession and its impact on the wider world.
  • A wider impactValuing our natural world in the same way as other assets may seem a complex business; but just as the idea of BIMs is to see real world use reflected in design, it's logical to work towards a world where our natural capital is coherently costed, writes Martin Read.

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  • The art of delegationFrontline FM operatives given greater autonomy can be more responsive to clients' needs so it is crucial that they are armed with both sturdy support and bespoke data to...


  • Working in parallel to open doorsThe client-and-provider relationship has a third dimension firms who provide product and service increasingly through total FM providers. For these companies, adapting to act in parallel with service providers can offer both systematic and collaboration benefits. Martin Read reports.
  • Tried and trusted?When a service contract fails it is often down to a fundamental breach of trust. Are both parties still failing to avoid easily applied ways of avoiding divorce? Or are FM service relationships beginning to show signs of a newly emerging maturity? Nick Martindale reports.
  • A common sense approachBetter outcomes depend on collaboration but many believe FM still suffers from its absence. Will the rebranded ISO44001 collaboration standard help? Adam Leach reports.
  • Advantage uncoveredThe Stoddart Review's 'Workplace Advantage' report puts the potential for previously untapped productivity gains in the national debate spotlight. Martin Read summarises this landmark report's findings.