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25 August 2016
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Articles on workplace


  • 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
  • UK workplaces 'put management before workers'The UK workplace significantly favours those in management positions, according to research by Gensler. 09/08/2016
  • Global markets for FM services set for major growthEurope is the most prominent regional market for facilities management and could be worth US$624.9 bn (£472 bn) by 2024, according to a new market report. 02/08/2016
  • Brexit has negative impact on employees, claims CIPDEmployees in the UK are feeling pessimistic about the future because of the vote to leave the EU, according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). 01/08/2016
  • Hold off on post-Brexit company shake-upsBusinesses should take a couple of weeks before considering any company restructures following the UK's Brexit vote, according to Richard Masser, president of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). 29/06/2016
  • Brexit will open up opportunities, says CIBSE chiefThe president of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers believes that there will be life after Brexit. 28/06/2016
  • UK's serviced office sector could be worth £126bnThe UK serviced office sector is projected to increase in value significantly by 2025, to £62 billion on conservative projections and £126 billion on more optimistic forecasts. 15/06/2016
  • ThinkFM 2016: FM's productivity profileIf ever an event served to illustrate facilities management's steady expansion out from the supply of building services to the supply of whatever boosts business performance, ThinkFM 2016 was it. The FM World team was on hand to report. 13/06/2016
  • 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
  • Workplace lifts use 36% more energy than expectedWorkplace lifts are burning 36 per cent more energy than predicted by manufacturers and standards, reveals a study. 31/05/2016
  • Tech firms 'demand domestic-style furniture'The demand for domestic-style furniture in the workplace from commercial companies is increasing, attendees at Clerkenwell Design Week have heard. 25/05/2016
  • Empowerment is 'key to improving productivity'There is no evidence that 'Google-style' high-concept office designs increase employee wellbeing. 25/05/2016
  • Home working up by a fifth over past 10 yearsThe number of employees who say they usually work from home has increased by a fifth (19 per cent) over the past decade, according to analysis published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC). 24/05/2016
  • CIPD reports rise in stress-related absencesTwo out of five employers say they have seen an increase in stress-related absences, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). 23/05/2016
  • ThinkTank: The workplace and productivity connectionIn the aftermath of this week's ThinkFM conference, we're asking: amongst your colleagues and those you report to, do you hear the workplace you oversee spoken about as a generator of productivity? 20/05/2016
  • Stoddart Review to highlight the true value of workplaceA new project that seeks to ensure business leaders fully understand the contribution of the workplace to organisational performance has been launched at BIFM's annual ThinkFM conference. 20/05/2016
  • Presenteeism can aid employee recovery, says reportThe workplace can have a beneficial effect on rehabilitation and recovery, even for workers with serious health conditions, according to a new report. 20/05/2016
  • Old Trafford slip shows need for security standardsThe Manchester United evacuation reinforces the need for national standards in search dog handling and training exercises, according to the managing director of Ward Security. 17/05/2016
  • LED report casts light on its effects on humansHuman reaction to light sources should be a primary factor in deciding to deploy them, not just efficiency or cost, according to a report about people's responses to LED lighting. 16/05/2016
  • How does it work? Access control by droneShared office space or large multi-tenanted sites mean that the front-of-house service must handle access control for visitors or delivery drivers. FM World spoke with Alex Shamy of Kisi about a true 21st century innovation that could make security and access control more streamlined process. 11/05/2016
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