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

  • Being responsible for your own actionsI have just been sitting in the waiting room at my doctor's surgery and I passed the time watching the information being presented on the TV screen there, blogs John Bowen. 21 July 2014
  • Putting the 'M' in FMIn his latest leader column, managing editor Martin Read suggests that the focus should also be on the 'management' aspect of FM when promoting the profession as a career choice. 14 July 2014
  • 'Are your KPIs helping or hindering?'You have to have some form of measurement to manage, but how much do you need? , blogs John Bowen. 14 July 2014
  • 'You miss 100% of the shots that you don't take'If you don't try, you'll never succeed, blogs John Bowen. 07 July 2014
  • A lighting revolutionLED lighting is creating a brighter future, just not for the washing powder companies, blogs Pete Mosley, managing director at Mitie Technical Facilities Management. 03 July 2014
  • Future proofing FMIn his latest leader column, managing editor Martin Read explains that FMs should be challenging their perception of future priorities. 30 June 2014
  • How to handle a wayward geniusJohn Bowen asks what is the best way to manage a maverick. 30 June 2014
  • Time is too precious to wasteSustainability has been a big issue for a while now, but the views are still polarised, writes John Bowen. 23 June 2014
  • Make a choice and get off the fence; it isn't that comfortable up thereThis is one of my regular topics here, but rightly so because being able to make a decision even a poor one is beyond so many people and seems to be a greater problem when collective thinking is involved as in the case of an organisation's management, writes John Bowen. 16 June 2014
  • Anticipating defeatIn his latest leader column, managing editor Martin Read likens the giddying excitement prior to this year's World Cup with the anticipation of a changing workplace. 13 June 2014
  • Accomplishments and creditIt is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit These words are attributed to Harry S Truman, the 33rd president of the United States of America and there is an obvious logic to them, says John Bowen. 09 June 2014
  • Mobile generationsThe world of work is changing, but are we adapting to it? Jamie Harris looks at the mobile generation in the workplace and the challenges that arise when FMs attempt to accommodate new ways of working. 09 June 2014
  • Wind powerProactive organisations are beginning to explore options for renewable energy sources on site. Utilising wind power is one method of boosting green credentials, but is it viable? Jamie Harris reports. 05 June 2014
  • The end user becomes the customerIn his latest leader column, managing editor Martin Read suggests that FM in higher education is, more than ever, gauged on its impact on the student. 03 June 2014
  • To plan or not to planWe need a plan is a fairly obvious statement before you start any endeavour and with a decent plan in place there is little excuse for not succeeding, says blogger John Bowen this week. 02 June 2014
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