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17 July 2019
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Our view on the world of facilities management. Read posts, leave comments, join a discussion

  • Business plan evolution isn't 'scope creep'My dislike of management speak is well documented here, but I still have to deal with its use on a daily basis and one such expression that has cropped up a lot over the past couple of weeks is 'scope creep', blogs John Bowen. 15 December 2014
  • Musings on excess over the festive seasonEveryone has lots of leftovers at Christmas, said the voice from the TV as I was washing up after dinner this evening, blogs John Bowen. 08 December 2014
  • Energy and FMThere's an obvious synergy between the energy manager and the facilities manager, writes Martin Read. 03 December 2014
  • Three things you need to succeedThere are three aspects to performance that everything else hangs on. Without them you can function, but if you want to achieve anything specific you need all three, blogs John Bowen. 01 December 2014
  • Indignation plays no part in objectivityCriticism can be useful this came to me when reviewing the notes from a mentoring session last week where we had been working on dealing with unwelcome feedback, blogs John Bowen. 24 November 2014
  • The year of the frameworkWhen we get look back at what 2014 meant to the further development of the facilities management sector in the UK, it could well be that the word 'framework' will feature prominently, writes Martin Read. 17 November 2014
  • Success is great, but celebrate your failures tooIt is always great to talk about your successes, but for a few months now I have been writing about projects where we have had problems, blogs John Bowen. 10 November 2014
  • FM - it's an experienceCould a switch to experience-led measurement lead to dramatic change in how clients and service providers alike assess their roles? Asks Martin Read. 04 November 2014
  • A future with Living WageLiving Wage week serves as an opportunity to encourage more employers to build these rates into their business models to ensure that their employees are receiving fair pay, blogs Chris Moriarty, head of insight and corporate affairs, BIFM. 03 November 2014
  • Musings on competition, from cheerleaders to infinityA bit of a mixed bag of threads this morning, but often in life, professional and personal you will find that many roads will lead you to the same place, blogs John Bowen. 03 November 2014
  • Back to the floor over the pondMy passion for going back to the floor has been covered here before, but over the past month I have been able to experience a little of it during my travels Stateside, blogs John Bowen. 27 October 2014
  • BIFM Awards - the FM showcaseThere's a single hour on a single day each year that's become quite the event in recent times, writes Martin Read. 23 October 2014
  • Musings on crisis management and the Ebola virus in AmericaI have been following the Ebola issue rather closely, or should I say it has been following me because here in America you can't escape coverage of it, blogs John Bowen. 20 October 2014
  • If your behaviour is right, you don't need rulesAt work we are all adults and most of us are content to behave responsibly when not beset by petty bureaucracy, blogs John Bowen. 13 October 2014
  • Future planningRichard Branson's 'unlimited holidays' add to the soup of influencing factors making the planning of future office requirements ever trickier, writes Martin Read. 08 October 2014
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