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Facilities blog

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

  • Monday musings on leadership and motivationThe ability to motivate is one of those traits that we expect in a leader, blogs John Bowen. 25 February 2013
  • In the game of energy efficiency it's France 1, England 0A blog from Open Technology on how the UK is falling behind its European counterparts in renewable energy usage. 20 February 2013
  • The oddest presentation I've had to makeJohn Bowen details one of the more unusual presentations in his career. 18 February 2013
  • Providing creative space, petty politicsThe benefits of providing free space for workers to network and enjoy some refreshments was the subject of a news item on one of the TV breakfast shows last week. Blogs John Bowen. 11 February 2013
  • Take action against Norovirus this seasonNew predictions from the Health Protection Agency say that a rise in norovirus is just around the corner. By Peter Barratt, technical manager at Initial Hygiene. 08 February 2013
  • The process is a tool, nothing moreThis week John Bowen goes back to the fundamentals of FM: "Making it easy for people to deal with you, whatever sector you're in, is the only way that you should be thinking about. The process is just a tool." 04 February 2013
  • Paying late doesn't make good business senseNews last week that one of the suppliers to a global construction giant had elected not to accept any more work from that source because of delays in getting paid should sound warning bells to over aggressive procurement functions, blogs John Bowen. 28 January 2013
  • Let's stop using power words in CVs and bid documentsPower words are on the receiving end of John Bowen's wrath in this week's facilities blog. 21 January 2013
  • Would you rather be a leader or a manager?John Bowen gives his view on the perceived difference between a manager and a leader. Can one person be both? 14 January 2013
  • Everything is bigger in Texas - part 2BIFM chairman Ismena Clout gives a personal account of her trip to the World Workplace exhibition and conference. 08 January 2013
  • Musings on emergency proceduresJohn Bowen ponders the practice of the fire drill, and the often-baffling logic that comes with it. 07 January 2013
  • Everything is bigger in Texas - part 1BIFM chairman Ismena Clout gives a personal account of her trip to the World Workplace exhibition and conference. 04 January 2013
  • Dad's Army: FM Pioneers?Scene: Walmington-on-Sea church hall, Vicar's office. Captain Mainwaring sits at his desk reading an order from HQ. As he reads the letter a smile begins to play around his lips. There is a knock at the door; he looks up. 02 January 2013
  • Usage and abusage of our languageSeveral years ago I was sat on an aeroplane sweltering as we waited what seemed an age in the queue to take off. Having pushed back on time we took nearly an hour to get to the runway, I hate these moments I said to my companion, but then I thought some more. 17 December 2012
  • An FM letter to SantaRoger Amos. December can be a strangely funny time in the world of FM and when I looked at my email inbox a couple of weeks ago I thought I could easily have turned it into a letter to Santa so here goes. 12 December 2012
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