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26 March 2017
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Articles on workplace


  • Study cites Scotland's three pillars of worker well-beingBusinesses in Scotland must make well-being a key element of their policies if they want to enhance productivity, according to research by the professional body for HR and people development CIPD. 23/03/2017
  • Better air quality raises worker productivity by 8%Productivity improvements of 8-11 per cent are not uncommon as a result of better air quality, delegates at yesterday's Workplace Trends conference heard. 23/03/2017
  • Better air quality raises worker productivity by 8%Productivity improvements of 8-11 per cent are not uncommon as a result of better air quality, delegates at yesterday's Workplace Trends conference heard. 23/03/2017
  • The answer to office noise - it's all in the mindAbsorbing, diffusing and creating barriers to sound is the best way to eliminate noise in the workplace, says guidance published by acoustic products manufacturer Saint Gobain Ecophon. 23/03/2017
  • Bosses told to reassess accessibility in the workplaceA lack of height-adjustable desks was the most common obstacle someone with disabilities would encounter coming into work at their office today. 23/03/2017
  • Low-skilled men at higher than average risk of suicideMen working in the lowest-skilled occupations have a 44 per cent higher risk of suicide than the male national average, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics. 22/03/2017
  • Think Tank: Are you providing a destination, not just an office?Talk about the death of the traditional office model has been around for a while, albeit the pace of change has been frequently exaggerated. 17/03/2017
  • JLL study urges corporate world to embrace new ways of workingThe volatility of economic growth and agility are two of the top concerns for corporate real estate firms, says property adviser JLL's latest report. 13/03/2017
  • Innovative 'destination workplaces' motivate employeesLandlords and managers who invest in building relationships with their occupiers will see greater financial returns, according to unpublished research. 13/03/2017
  • London's SME workspace is in jeopardy, says think tankWell-considered workspace can both address the threat to London's economy and deliver regeneration benefits, says a report by a housing, regeneration and infrastructure network in the capital. 24/02/2017
  • BIFM releases new Good Practice Guide on using BIMThe British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published a new Good Practice Guide to help facilities management professionals involved in construction and refurbishment projects to understand Building Information Modelling (BIM). 21/02/2017
  • Hausmanis calls on firms to help young FMs access trainingThe acting chief executive of the BIFM has called for organisations to do more to ensure young FMs get access to the training programmes they need and to foster a culture conducive to learning and development. 21/02/2017
  • Smells can affect concentration in the workplaceSmells from drinks, flowers and other products appear to have mental distractive effects that deteriorate the visual work performance in certain conditions, according to research published in the journal Environment International. 17/02/2017
  • 2016 a five-year high in industrial floor space take-upA total of 5.6 million square feet of industrial floor space was taken up in the Western Corridor in 2016 9 per cent up on 2015, according to figures released by real estate group JLL. 15/02/2017
  • Adapt and thriveThe Stoddart Review's 'Workplace Advantage' report makes the link between the design of a workspace and the productivity of those who use it abundantly clear. But as Nick Martindale reports, workplaces require constant review if that link is to be maintained 15/02/2017
  • Leading ladiesKaty Dowding and Suzanne Beck may have different types of day job, but many common themes emerge when they're asked about the way they work and the future of the profession. Martin Read met the newly crowned leader and manager of the year in the days after the 2016 BIFM Awards ceremony. 13/02/2017
  • Think Tank: FM's true tech testsHow is facilities management as a profession handling the big technology challenges of 2017? Our latest Think Tank question is all about the reality of technological advancements in FM and the operational consequences of recent innovations. 10/02/2017
  • Think Tank: Shopping for retail FM commentaryIn this month's Think Tank discussion we're looking at current facilities management priorities as specific to one specific but crucial sector retail. What are the issues affecting the way FMs deliver service in this vital and ever-changing environment? 08/02/2017
  • More growth expected in flexible office space take-upFlexible office space has accounted for more than 4.5 million square feet of take-up in London over the past five years. 07/02/2017
  • 'Toxic' workplaces can damage well-being and productivityToxic workplaces are jeopardising employee well-being, leading to poor productivity, long-term sickness and ultimately impacting on staff recruitment and retention, according to professional engineering, consulting and project management services firm AECOM. 25/01/2017
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