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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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