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PERSPECTIVES

  • Six ways for an FM to get their board to take them seriouslyAs every FM knows, their role is seen by many boards simply as a cost centre, rather than a strategic part of the business. It means senior management don't always take FM seriously, writes Jason Choy.
  • Meeting a broader range of needsBusiness Disability Forum has been focusing on inclusive procuremeent with a wide range of private and public sector businesses, writes Angela Matthews. It means that more is being demanded of facilities and estates management suppliers.
  • Sharing the health visionHospital environments are increasingly demanded to be more like home/hotel environements than the traditional healthcare that we know, writes Elaine Cloutman-Green. This is important for patient mental well-being, but it is challenging in terms of wider patient safety in terms of infection prevention and control.

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FEATURES

  • The FM world in motionFamiliar challenges, for sure but it's in the planet's fastest growing economies that government and business alike are looking anew at the value of FM to both their built environment and economies.Where the world is developing, so too is a fuller awareness of FM. Martin Read and Jamie Harris report.
  • Value judgementPeople, place, process and technology it's the sheer variety in what FM provides that serves to make pinpointing the sector's value to UK plc something of a challenge. But, says Graeme Davies, it's considerable and growing each year.
  • Finland - Pekka MatvejeffFM's shift from physical maintenance to people and performance - and the need for better skilled workers - dominate the continent's FM development themes in 2017.
  • France - Chelsea PetersonFM's shift from physical maintenance to people and performance - and the need for better skilled workers - dominate the continent's FM development themes in 2017.