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  • 05 August 2019
  • To thrive with five?
    This month, we investigate what is physically needed to make a workplace fit for all five generations. 05 August 2019
  • Air quality and bad decisions
    Sensors in offices can improve productivity, says Jonathan Copley. 05 August 2019
  • Happiness champion
    Every company needs a happiness officer, says Susie Cery. 05 August 2019
  • The hack and the beanstalk
    Neil Usher explains how more data and technology is changing the FM industry. 05 August 2019
  • Labouring under an illusion?
    So the UK has a new prime minister grappling with an unquestionably febrile political landscape. 05 August 2019
  • Soft landings: a duty to upskill
    FMs have a duty to upskill in Soft Landings (SL), explains David Stephens. 05 August 2019
  • Aims of FM
    Martin Read says the improved alignment in objectives between clients, providers, organisations and the FM department looks promising for the profession's broader visibility. 01 July 2019
  • Get the basics right
    Workplace and facilities management professionals need to do the basics right in workplace design, explains Mike Kelly. 01 July 2019
  • Living will kill you
    Bradford Keen argues for greater autonomy over how we use our bodies at work. 01 July 2019
  • First the workplace, then the world
    Nancy Hey explains what organisations can do to improve wellbeing in the workplace. 01 July 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.