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Strategic FM

Articles on Strategic FM


  • Orange revolution: How the Dutch do FMThe Netherlands is having no trouble luring an influx of young people into facilities management with innovations such as activity-based working and a service-led focus boosting its profile. Sara Bean finds out what it is that sets the Dutch art of FM apart 23/08/2016
  • BIFM launches new supply chain guide for FMsBIFM has launched a new guidance note about how facilities management professionals can collaborate more effectively within the supply chain. 17/08/2016
  • Analysis: Councils must learn to fully embrace social value dutiesEnglish councils are now more likely than ever to consider social value in commissioning, according to research published last month. 09/06/2016
  • Analysis: Is 'community stewardship' the future for park management?The maintenance of parks and waste services risks significant decline by 2020 because of the huge funding pressures on local councils, says a report published by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) and New Policy Institute (NPI). 07/06/2016
  • Analysis: Firms fear the Apprenticeship Levy is a 'step in the dark'Over the past month or so several business organisations have called for either a delay in the government's Apprenticeship Levy or have expressed concern about how it will work, writes Herpreet Kaur Grewal. 07/06/2016
  • Human touchThe rise of co-working may be making our big world feel a lot more intimate but is it really also the seedbed for the next wave of big tech giants? Anna King reports 02/06/2016
  • ThinkFM: Maximising marginal gains in F1Former McLaren F1 mechanic Mark Priestley kicked off today's ThinkFM conference in London with a stirring explanation of how marginal gains helped boost the team's productivity. 20/05/2016
  • Public sector FM: a shared visionA recent university of Salford event, The Future of Facilities Management in the Public Sector, explored the problem of ineffective public facilities and had speakers proposing ideas to 'rationalise and transform' the sustainability of public sector FM operations. Jamie Harris picks out some of the day's key contributions 16/05/2016
  • Analysis: The evolving breed of local authority joint venturesBetween 2009/10 and 2014/15, spending by England's local authorities was cut by a fifth because of austerity measures. This has required councils to find alternative funding models to sustain themselves and protect frontline services. 11/05/2016
  • 'Getting' CarterLord Carter of Coles' NHS review set out to show how savings could be made through collaboration and standardised FM procurement procedures. Nick Martindale asks those on the ground whether this vision is realistic or just a pipedream 29/04/2016
  • Raising the BarAt the Bar Council's City of London headquarters, Sam Forman is an FM with 20 years' experience having effectively introduced and developed the role herself. Martin Read reports. 28/04/2016
  • Vested outsourcing 'requires working as a team'Traditional and one-dimensional thinking is a barrier to vested outsourcing, according to a debate by a panel of FM experts. 12/04/2016
  • Think Tank: A matter of scaleWe asked our LinkedIn and mailing list members: Is the size of FM service providers likely to increase over the next few years? 19/02/2016
  • Global green building is set to double by 2018Global green building is expected to double by 2018, according to a study by Dodge Data & Analytics and United Technologies Corporation. 17/02/2016
  • NLW costs will be a 'burden' on firms, says CBINew government policies including the National Living Wage and the Apprenticeship Levy will cost the economy around £9 billion a year by 2020, according to a business group. 16/02/2016
  • Organisations should 'set social enterprise targets'Procurement teams should have an incentivised target to bring social enterprise businesses into their supply chains, delegates at a conference heard last week. 16/02/2016
  • In Focus: Caterer serves food for thought"The interviewee: Robin Hay, co-founder of Bennett Hay The issue: The quality and effectiveness of wellbeing strategies within businesses " 15/02/2016
  • ISS' Ankerstjerne describes ''uberisation'' of FMThe future of FM outsourcing could see the uberisation of contracts, in which individuals providing facilities services are crowdsourced, according to Peter Ankerstjerne of ISS World Services. 15/02/2016
  • Analysis: Estate data - the effects of place on profitBut despite the apparent benefits to be gained from enhancing use of data and analytics, corporate real estate (CRE) teams do not appear to have taken to data and analytics as enthusiastically as might have been expected, according to a recent JLL report. Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports. 08/02/2016
  • Analysis: What advances will the Smart Working Code bring?The business standards organisation BSI, working with the Cabinet Office, has announced a new code of practice on Smart Working the BSI Publicly Available Specification (PAS3000). But what does this mean for facilities managers? Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports. 08/02/2016
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