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25 September 2018
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Flattery is not feedback

Constructive feedback rather than empty hyperbole is far more valuable to your team members, explains Julie Kortens.


Loud gestures 

Body language can be far louder than the spoken voice, so Liz Kentish provides some tips to make sure that you watch what you’re saying, even when you’re not speaking.



You can be yourself 

Samantha West, commercial director at Vinci Facilities talks about her transition and how LGBT+ networking can drive change for the better.


The hybrid apprenticeship initiative

The hybrid apprenticeship initiative equips young people with the hard and soft skills required of modern FMs, explains Andrew Hulbert.


Five considerations for dealing with IT 

FMs need to maximise the potential of technology by fostering positive relationships with the IT department, explains Indu Wijayatunga.


Five Attributes FMs need to deal with the C-suite

Joanna Lloyd-Davies explains five attributes FMs need in successfully handling the C-suite.


An FM by any other name

From FM to workplace, Dereck Dziva takes us on his journey of change within his organisation, noting a shift in perception from others and increased professional empowerment.


The strongest link

Pleun van Deurssen, chair of BIFM’s Rising FM SIG, discusses confidence while networking.


A tale of two responsibilities

CJ Green, chief executive UK at Servest, discusses her career progression from HR to CEO. 


Stepping up

Professional training is important for career progression, but how do FMs know when to take it to the next level? Lucy Jeynes offers advice


Accentuate the positive

Volunteering requires commitment and effort, but the rewards can be great. Jackie Furey discusses devoting time and energy to the FM cause.


 What can managers do about stress?

Alan Bradshaw, a consultant in workplace mental health, offers tips on how managers can help ease their team’s stress.


Just talk about it
Owen Gower, performance and quality manager at Sheffield Hallam University, shares his views on how FMs need to find better ways of dealing with stress.


Managing your manager

We can often be under the illusion that managers are always right. But, as films such as Horrible Bosses suggest, that isn’t always the case, says C-J Green.


Powerful points for your next presentation

Jon Isaacson shares his tips for creating value rather than wasting time when addressing your audience.


FM: Working abroad

The more adventurous individuals within the UK workforce harbour thoughts of broadening their horizons and working abroad. FM World has scoured the globe for FMs who have taken such a leap.


How do I enter a BIFM Award?

We discuss a step-to-step guide on how to enter the BIFM Awards.


Going in-house

Tom Booton was an officer in the Royal Navy before discovering FM and spending more than 10 years working for Mitie and Anabas before taking his current in-house role as head of corporate real estate at The Law Society two years ago. We ask Tom to share his experiences.


A bit of RNR: What FM can learn from probation

Facilities managers are equipped to identify and remedy a building that is malfunctioning, but they do not have as much training or experience when dealing with the people problems that arise within their teams.


Facman and wife 

Harry and Paula Cox are husband-and-wife, and both work in facilities management, having met as client and contractor. They have spent six years together, and both agreed to share their experience of working in the same profession as their spouse.


Ahead of the curve 

Jamie Harris speaks to Russell Wood – an ambitious facilities manager who has climbed his career ladder “about five or six years sooner than expected”.


Learning on the job

Studying while working is becoming increasingly popular within facilities management. Ashraf Patel and Danny Malyon – both from the Sainsbury’s FM team – tell Jamie Harris about what drove them to undertake BIFM Level 7 qualifications and how it spices up their day jobs.