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Business organisation articles

Articles on business organisation, including customer service, knowledge management, management, performance, quality management

 

  • Think Tank: Do occupancy sensors work for you?We asked our LinkedIn and mailing list members: Do occupancy sensors work for you? 27/01/2016
  • Firms 'don't use' estate data to make decisionsData and analytics can be an indispensable part of a company's decision-making process, but not all firms are making use of it, says a report by real estate group JLL. 26/01/2016
  • The art of handwritingIt saddens me to hear that a number of schools are ceasing to teach pupils handwriting, blogs John Bowen. 26/01/2016
  • Government fails on its waste reduction targetThe UK government has missed its own waste reduction target, according to a report published at the end of last year by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 22/01/2016
  • Flexible working 'will become mainstream'The idea of flexible working, although accepted in pockets, will evolve further and become more mainstream, according to a report by global real estate company CBRE. 21/01/2016
  • Elior's full-year results 'exceed objectives'Catering and services industry operator Elior Group had a 6.2 per cent overall revenue growth during its 2014/2015 financial year. 13/01/2016
  • Perpetuating the myth of centralised procurementThe arguments for centralising activity, procurement or otherwise, can be very persuasive, blogs John Bowen, but so many of them are built on selective use of numbers, as may well have been the case in the recent media frenzy for they, too, are only trying to sell you a story. 11/01/2016
  • Another lesson learnedI am in my sixty-fourth year on the planet and so, whilst I'm not planning on departing any time yet, I don't have as many hours left as I used to, blogs John Bowen. 14/12/2015
  • The road to HellAs another working trip comes to an end I find that, yet again, my list of things to do during dead time is pretty much untouched, blogs John Bowen. 14/12/2015
  • Trend to outsourcing government FM will carry onThe outsourced, bundled facilities management market in central and local government is estimated to have grown by around 3 per cent in 2015, compared with the market value in 2014, according to a report by AMA Research. 03/12/2015
  • BIFM updates Risk Management Good Practice GuideThe 'Risk Management' Good Practice Guide from BIFM is the latest to have been refreshed to ensure it remains current for the FM profession. 02/12/2015
  • Student housing supply hit by CIL and tender costsDevelopment of new student accommodation projects in the UK, particularly in London, is being constrained by a sharp rise in tender prices and costly Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payments, according to a report by Bilfinger GVA. 01/12/2015
  • Architects' body shows workload declineThe Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has posted figures that suggest its members have become more cautious about future business projections when compared with similar polls in 2014 and the first part of 2015. 30/11/2015
  • Commercial Property lease lengths hit eight-year highNew property lease lengths have risen to an average of 7.2 years during the first half of 2015, the highest recorded levels since the market peak in 2007. 25/11/2015
  • 'Lifestyle disease' should be tackled at workOrganisations should embrace behavioural economic techniques to improve the health and wellbeing levels of their employees, delegates heard at a conference today. 18/11/2015
  • The ultimate business principle: FM plus HREngaging employees and injecting meaning into each individual's role should be the ultimate business principle, according to Peter Cheese, the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD). 17/11/2015
  • Living up to expectationsThey say that you should never meet your heroes, but that makes life a little hard for any aspiring leader, especially in any form of organisation, blogs John Bowen. 09/11/2015
  • Presenteeism costs economy more than sick leaveResearch by the University of East Anglia's (UEA) Dr Mariella Miraglia, a lecturer in organisational behaviour at UEA's Norwich Business School, argues that presenteeism is associated with work and not just personal or medical conditions. 09/11/2015
  • Higher penalties for health and safety offencesHigher penalties for some serious health and safety offences could be possible under new sentencing guidelines. 06/11/2015
  • Report reveals inter-generational strife at workTwo-thirds of workers say they are encountering inter-generational issues at work, according to a European study. 05/11/2015
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