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Have your say: topical, inspirational, angry or amusing - we consider all relevant content. Get in touch at editorial@fm-world.co.uk


  • FM - pushing for parityIn January, as part of our standard 'new year' assessment of what we produce, we at FM World began the process of analysing the balance of men and women featured in all aspects of our published work. 08 March 2016
  • Making best use of theory and practicePeople often seem to get hung up about the two, but although they are different, there should be no separation; we make progress through the way that we integrate them, blogs John Bowen. 29 February 2016
  • The constant competition conundrumThe problem with any contractor's grand project to ring-fence money and spend it on FM staff is the baying pack of alternative service providers all lining up to suggest that they, by contrast, can allow clients to do similar AND cut costs, writes Martin Read. 25 February 2016
  • Cost-saving gurus must sharpen their pencilsI've been in FM for some 20 years, but it still surprises me just how little general public brand awareness there is about what facilities is, and what FMs do, writes Finbarr Murray. 25 February 2016
  • Is your scope creeping?Scope creep has become an accepted term in project management and, sadly, it has become one you seem to hear more and more, blogs John Bowen. 22 February 2016
  • What's in store for FM recruitment in 2016?Alex Sutherland, managing director at Ardent 4, on the state of the FM recruitment market. 19 February 2016
  • Outsourcing: getting it rightAt an industry forum last week we were posed the question; has outsourcing shown real long-term benefit? As the first panellist began to answer I was framing my own response as 'yes', I think that it has, blogs John Bowen. 15 February 2016
  • Human natureThe recent move by firms to bring more hospitality staff into frontline FM, and the growth in competition to provide reception and concierge services, allows the profession to showcase just how powerful these best practice FM principles can be, writes Martin Read. 11 February 2016
  • BIFM Chairman's updateIn her first Chairman's update of 2016, Julie Kortens welcomes new members to the board and looks ahead to 2016 in facilities management. 28 January 2016
  • Outweighing the negativesThe potential negative implications of the National Living Wage always tend to steal the headlines, but the positives were debated and highlighted at this year's Women in FM conference, writes Martin Read. 28 January 2016
  • What about FM, decision-makers?The perception still tends to be that FM is just the go-to service when something is wrong with the building or the facilities within it, writes Roger Amos. 28 January 2016
  • The art of handwritingIt saddens me to hear that a number of schools are ceasing to teach pupils handwriting, blogs John Bowen. 26 January 2016
  • FM's critical involvement in BIMFacilities management's role in the maintenance of building information models (BIM) was always going to be a major talking point in 2016. 18 January 2016
  • Goodbye, 2015 a year of amazing achievementReflecting on 2015, I am amazed at how much a small in-house FM team has managed to achieve. Emma Vincent reflects on her team at Sevenoaks District Council. 18 January 2016
  • FM can help to turn the tide of economic decayWith the change mantra of the new government in Nigeria, there's a belief that a paradigm shift is under way to alter the status quo across the economy. 18 January 2016
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