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22 October 2016
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Articles on workplace


  • Prolonged sitting increases ''all-cause mortality''Sedentary behaviours, such as screen viewing, reading and general prolonged sitting can increase a person's chance of getting type 2 diabetes and increased waist circumference, researchers have found. 21/10/2016
  • Pressures driving businesses to opt for different workplace modelsChanging business priorities are driving corporations to consider different workplace models. 18/10/2016
  • Missing out on small talk"I never realised just how important furniture is," writes Edward Finch. "In fact, I never realised how the type of furniture, or indeed the absence of furniture, has such an intractable effect on the way we work." 17/10/2016
  • More flexible workspace by 2030, according to researchA JLL report has indicated that up to 30 per cent of corporate real estate portfolios will include flexible space by 2030. 17/10/2016
  • 'Wellness' initiatives will keep organisations competitive, says CBREHealth and well-being initiatives are becoming increasingly important in the workplace for organisations to remain competitive, says a report by CBRE, the commercial property and real estate services adviser. 17/10/2016
  • A measure of social enterpriseUnder the Social Value Act, organisations can make their presence felt in three key areas under the social element of sustainability people, place and economy. But, asks Nick Martindale, how do you measure those effects accurately? 12/10/2016
  • Careful data use can make open-plan offices successfulOpen-plan offices can work if data about a workplace, organisation and its employees is used appropriately and shrewdly, an academic told this week's Workplace Trends conference. 12/10/2016
  • Future FiltonIn April 2015, FM World visited Airbus UK in Filton after completion of a project to re-shape the site for its 4,000 staff. Last month, Jamie Harris spoke to Paul Malfatti, Filton site manager, and James Buchanan, real estate facilities engineer, to discuss the lessons learned 12/10/2016
  • Norwich's The Enterprise Centre named best workplace in UKNorwich's The Enterprise Centre was named as the 'best of the best' workplace at the British Council for Offices' (BCO) annual National Awards in London last night. 05/10/2016
  • We can work it outOrganisations are continuously searching for ways to boost workplace wellbeing. Jamie Harris finds that introducing a gym into the workplace poses a mix of challenges. 22/09/2016
  • Wireless wonders'Machine-to-machine' communication surely belongs in science fiction. However, as Jürgen Hase explains, buildings are increasingly able to adjust their own controls without any direct human involvement. 22/09/2016
  • Size mattersThe London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham needed to generate space for additional staff. Cutting existing desks to size offered an effective solution that fitted the authority's limited budget. 22/09/2016
  • Helping handsFacilities managers have a vital part to play when it comes to the day-to-day working lives of disabled employees. Nick Martindale meets the companies that are putting FM at the centre of their diversity strategies. 22/09/2016
  • Third processorThe way we plan for the use of third spaces continues to change rapidly as their potential to influence space management in the years ahead increases. Ziona Strelitz explains. 22/09/2016
  • Building maintenance mattersOn 15 October the British Standards Institute (BSI) launched its BS 8544 Guide for life-cycle costing of maintenance during the in-use phase of buildings one of several parts of a comprehensive standards jigsaw. 22/09/2016
  • Degrees of changeIn recognising that their students are customers and providing a hotel-style service aligned to the overall university vision, the facilities management team at Edge Hill University has won the 2013 BIFM 'In-house client team of the year' award for their excellent service delivery. 22/09/2016
  • Wise councilsA spate of new civic buildings is appearing across the country as councils seek to invest in better performing buildings. Lucy Black reports on the growth in council building projects. 22/09/2016
  • Drinking it all inThe BIFM award for 'Impact on organisation and workplace' 2013 recognised the relocation of Britvic Group's head office from Chelmsford to Hemel Hempstead which, according to the BIFM judges, resulted in a step change in how the business collaborates and grows its market presence as One Britvic. 22/09/2016
  • Centre of attentionThe scale of the Liverpool ONE retail and leisure centre means a truly broad scope of services is required to keep the 24/7 site operational. Martin Read reports. 22/09/2016
  • Trust issuesBringing FM expertise into the design and build of St Helens and Whiston Hospitals in Merseyside has created two of the top-performing hospitals in the country. Sara Bean finds out why they won the BIFM award for Excellence in a Major Project. 22/09/2016
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