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Facilities blog

Our view on the world of facilities management. Read posts, leave comments, join a discussion

  • Could I have sabotaged the Aztecs?In this week's blog, John Bowen describes a strange Bank Holiday weekend. 10 May 2013
  • Less is moreFM World editor Martin Read wonders whether the phrase 'less is more' is true when it comes to conferences and exhibitions. 07 May 2013
  • Outsourcing through time"Sometimes it feels like 2013 is going to be just like 2012 all over again. 
Or 2011, or 2010 or indeed, any of the past fifteen years," blogs FM World managing editor Martin Read. 07 May 2013
  • Selecting a strategy"How much of your time is spent on 'strategic FM' activity?" asks FM World managing editor Martin Read. 07 May 2013
  • Sustainable deliveryFM World managing editor Martin Read comments on the collaborative effort between a service provider and client on sustainability. 07 May 2013
  • Time to get movingIt's great to see confidence returning to the jobs market, as FM professionals take advantage of renewed stability to look for a fresh challenge, writes Ian Higgins, director at Hays FM & Maintenance 03 May 2013
  • Could FMs be sought after by other functions?In this week's blog, John Bowen turns his thoughts to transportable skills within the sector. 29 April 2013
  • Social value propositionIn this week's blog, Martin Read looks at how social value could drive the news agenda in 2013. 22 April 2013
  • Is it unreasonable to be focussed?In this week's blog, John Bowen discusses leadership skills in FM. He believes that if there isn't someone thinking that a leader is unreasonable, then they can't be leading too well. 15 April 2013
  • Let's get rid of the unlimited liability clauseThe purpose of contract documents is to set out in as unambiguous a manner as possible the intentions of the parties involved, blogs John Bowen. 08 April 2013
  • Facilities managers to save the nationAn FMs get some surprising news to brighten up the bank holiday weekend, blogs John Bowen. 02 April 2013
  • Things are not always what they seem to beI have been writing this week about the adulterated meat issue that has dominated headlines recently. Many colleagues that I have spoken with have taken the view that it is just a food chain, product related problem, but the basic lessons go deeper than that as I have found out the hard way, blogs John Bowen. 25 March 2013
  • Improvement projects should make things better, shouldn't they?I travel by bus and train as often as I can, not just because of the green aspects, but because I quite like it; I get to look around and to think in a way that I can't afford to do when I am driving, but looking around and thinking can lead to seeing and realising, blogs John Bowen. 18 March 2013
  • Futher musings on the need to change with the timesSurvivors evolve to at least keep up, but winners change first, blogs John Bowen. 11 March 2013
  • Investing in the future is essentialVarious factors may have contributed to the decline of our manufacturing capacity, but there are significant elements of the infrastructure that existed to support it still in place and one of these has been providing me with a fair bit of travel recently, blogs John Bowen. 04 March 2013
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