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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


  • 100 not outI'm really not sure quite how this has happened, but what you are reading is my one hundredth leader comment column as editor of FM World, writes Martin Read. 22 December 2015
  • The road to HellAs another working trip comes to an end I find that, yet again, my list of things to do during dead time is pretty much untouched, blogs John Bowen. 14 December 2015
  • Another lesson learnedI am in my sixty-fourth year on the planet and so, whilst I'm not planning on departing any time yet, I don't have as many hours left as I used to, blogs John Bowen. 07 December 2015
  • Back to class for the full student experienceThe annual new intake of students breathes a breath of fresh air into the organisation, reminding us all why we have chosen to work in the sector. But this year has been a little different for Simon Francis. 03 December 2015
  • FM's global valueHow can it be a commodity if it means so many different things in so many different countries, writes Martin Read. 19 November 2015
  • Seismic shiftsIf a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Similarly, if a facilities service is performed and no one is around to value it, is it really making a difference, asks FM World editor Martin Read. 13 November 2015
  • Living up to expectationsThey say that you should never meet your heroes, but that makes life a little hard for any aspiring leader, especially in any form of organisation, blogs John Bowen. 09 November 2015
  • If you can't stand the heatWhen I talk to groups about leadership and team-building we inevitably get around to discussing examples of good and bad leaders, blogs John Bowen. 02 November 2015
  • Let the assets to the talkingAs the FM industry has increasingly needed to do more for less, the maintenance culture has changed from the unpredictability of reactive work to a best in class model of using more planning, scheduling and preventive work, writes Steve Edgson of Asset Handling. 26 October 2015
  • Hard FM successThose worried that the engineering and maintenance side of the facilities management sector might not have been getting the attention it deserves will have left the 2015 BIFM Awards wearing a huge smile, writes Martin Read. 22 October 2015
  • Sitting in judgementThat one of the things that leaders have to do is to make decisions is beyond question, but it is the quality of those decisions that separate good leaders from the herd, blogs John Bowen. 12 October 2015
  • Driven to distractionOne of the key elements of the open-plan office its very openness surely makes distraction more likely. So are we back to cellular offices and silos? Writes Martin Read. 08 October 2015
  • There is nothing wrong in recycling old ideasI suppose it is one of those signs of having been around for a long time, that feeling that you get when the next new thing that folks are raving about just gives you a sense of déjà vu and the old saying that there is nothing new under the sun begins to look pretty solid, blogs John Bowen. 05 October 2015
  • Facilitation managementIf government seeks to facilitate a smarter state, perhaps FM should campaign on how it seeks to facilitate better organisational performance, writes Martin Read. 30 September 2015
  • What is truth?One of the things that I try to pass on to others is the art of decision making, blogs John Bowen. 21 September 2015
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