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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.



  • 06 January 2020
  • The rise of workplace activism
    This month we investigate how organisations should deal with workforce campaigns for change. 06 January 2020
  • Everyone is a teacher
    Learning is so important for professional survival, says Swati Deshpande. 06 January 2020
  • 2020 vision of security
    Dave Cooke predicts security threats for 2020. 06 January 2020
  • Customer focus is good for staff too
    A dedicated customer experience (CX) team isn't only good for customers, it can serve as an effective internal training function too, says Iain Shorthose. 06 January 2020
  • personalised services gain traction at workplaces
    Employees increasingly expect to have personal deliveries sent to the workplace. But they want other concierge-style services too. In a Facilitate and NeoPost/Quadient webinar, we highlighted the challenges and advantages of providing personalised services. 06 January 2020
  • Tech in times of trouble
    Enabling emergency evacutations and preventing social engineering attacks were two applications to emerge from our webinar assessing occupancy management tools. 06 January 2020
  • High-level dangers
    The culture of working at heights needs to change, says Ken Diable. 06 January 2020
  • Here's to FM's forties
    Martin Read takes stock of how the role of FM has changed over the years leading into 2020. 06 January 2020
  • Productivity at work
    Martin Read discusses changes to productivity in the workplace since the Stoddart Review. 03 December 2019
  • Productive research
    Doctors Hannah Wilson and Matthew Tucker discuss the academic research on workplace productivity 02 December 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.