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16 August 2017
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Articles on workplace


  • Think Tank - How much say does FM have in providing healthier workplaces?Several recent studies have suggested that the design of offices is instrumental to how well those who work in them feel. 15/08/2017
  • Searching for the super supervisorsThis month we asked whether there is a requirement for more supervisory level FM personnel from a hospitality background, and what you think makes a strong FM at this level stand out. What are the trends in the way FM supervisors are trained, appointed and deployed in your organisation and industry sector? 15/08/2017
  • Think Tank: Putting on the squeezeWe asked how the relationship between workspace density and employee effectiveness is playing out in your organisation and whether different metrics have been adopted. 15/08/2017
  • Trait expectationsThe success of service contracts can hinge on the personal relationships between the principal players on either side. Nick Martindale reports on the habits that set good managers apart. 15/08/2017
  • Transmission positionsHow is our now ubiquitous smartphone affecting the way teams in the FM sector communicate between themselves, their superiors and their end-user clients? Jamie Harris investigates. 15/08/2017
  • It's good to talkIt's a message that holds true for every business but while the technologies we use change constantly, the principles of structured communication remains paramount. Adam Leach reports 07/08/2017
  • BIFM adopts ISO definition of FMBIFM has formally adopted the definition of facilities management as issued by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). 02/08/2017
  • Taylor Review: does it go far enough?In June, the government published Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. 02/08/2017
  • BIFM sustainability surveying ends this FridayThe deadline for entering the BIFM's 11th annual sustainability survey has been extended until this Friday, 4th August. 01/08/2017
  • Human-centric workplace design could close UK's productivity gapWorkplaces centred on people's needs could improve performance and help tackle the UK's productivity gap. 25/07/2017
  • BIFM announces 2017 Awards finalistsBIFM has announced the 48 finalists from the winners of this year's BIFM Awards will be chosen. 21/07/2017
  • New ISO facilities management standard is publishedThe International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published a third standard in less than half a year for the facilities management sector. 21/07/2017
  • LGA chair demands 'urgent' probe into building regulationsThe Local Government Association is calling on government to launch an urgent and immediate review of building regulations. 20/07/2017
  • Make workspaces human again, urge real estate punditsDevelopers and landlords must design and build workplaces that are geared towards employee well-being and flexible working or they risk losing out commercially in the long term, says a report by real estate firm Cushman and Wakefield. 20/07/2017
  • Things are looking upLast month's BIFM ThinkFM conference made clear how the rapidly developing Internet of Things landscape is providing unprecedented access to actionable workplace data. Martin Read reports on the opportunity the IoT presents for an entirely new facilities management paradigm. 13/07/2017
  • Access all areasDespite legislation designed to prevent inaccessible buildings, the FM function could do better at procuring disability-smart solutions for end-users. Poor communication of disability awareness planning and procurement plays its part. By Adam Leach. 13/07/2017
  • Best behaviourOf all the many advances suggested by the internet of things, behavioural analytics could easily emerge as the new productivity frontline, and one with particular resonance for facilities management. Martin Read reports 13/07/2017
  • Low pay in key sectors causes in-work povertyEmployers must do more to help low-paid workers to progress to higher-quality, better-paid jobs to escape the in-work poverty cycle. 13/07/2017
  • Think Tank - FM's super supervisory roleDo we need more supervisory level FM personnel? 12/07/2017
  • UK businesses must offer better facilities for cyclists says new reportUK businesses must offer better facilities for cyclists in light of the government's ambitious cycling growth targets, according to new research published by the British Council for Offices. 12/07/2017
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