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22 October 2019
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Opinions on facilities management from all corners of the sector. Want to get something off your chest? We're happy to consider any relevant comment that is topical, inspirational, angry or amusing.



  • 07 October 2019
  • The effect of automation
    Workplace and facilities managers are uniquely placed to cut through the 'noise' of automation to deliver future benefits, says Martin Read. 07 October 2019
  • A question of AI ethics
    Are companies considering ethics enough when it comes to enacting artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technology in the workplace? 07 October 2019
  • What funding crisis?
    More funding is needed for NHS estates, argues Mark Whittaker. 07 October 2019
  • Seasonal SLA disorder
    Service providers should provide adequate training to seasonal staff, says Becki Mattin. 07 October 2019
  • The Apprenticeship Levy: reform to succeed
    The Apprenticeship Levy needs clearer guidance for employers, says Ruth Shepherd. 07 October 2019
  • Stop the delusion
    We are in danger of creating mass delusion in which we regard everybody as having a mental illness when, actually, they're just experiencing 'normal' human problems, says Stacey Thomson. 07 October 2019
  • Has your health and safety strategy evolved?
    We investigate how health and safety has evolved in the workplace. 02 September 2019
  • Clueless AI
    Current AI is essentially clueless, yet we trust it too much, says Nigel Miller. 02 September 2019
  • The reality of automation
    We need to be more realistic about automation, explains Andreas Koenig. 02 September 2019
  • Everyone can influence culture
    Carolyn Taylor explains the importance of good culture in the workplace. 02 September 2019

IWFM Columns

  • 09 June 2016
  • Important changes to the delivery of Apprenticeships in England
    Apprenticeships are government-funded, work-based training programmes for people aged 16 and over. The BIFM's Fraser Talbot details the institute's work with employer groups in developing new standards for apprenticeships in FM.
  • Reaching across borders
    Meeting with FM professionals and members, in both the UK and further afield is always the best part of my job, writes Lee Grant.
  • Evolution
    FM World has been a cornerstone of the Institute's offering for many years, having recently celebrated its 12th birthday and this is its 279th issue. It provides a range of news, analysis, case studies and insights to support the facilities management profession and the Institute's membership, writes James Sutton.
  • A gold standard for FM excellence
    The BIFM Facilities Management Awards are always a highlight of the facilities management calendar and over the past few years we have been on a development journey to further enhance the Awards programme for the profession and to reflect the institute's new mission and strategic intent.