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  • 03 February 2020
  • The 2020s: What a difference the next 3,653 days will make
    This month we find out what the most pressing issues in FM will be. 03 February 2020
  • Just ask
    You should ask for help when you need it, says Leanne Sullivan. 03 February 2020
  • Beyond aesthetics
    In future, office design will focus less on aesthetics and more on influencing employee performance, says Murray Hibbert. 03 February 2020
  • Upskilling low-skilled workers
    It is essential to meet the demands of the workplace occupier through smarter, more efficient ways of working, says Will Easton. 03 February 2020
  • Navigating through turbulence at work
    Navigating turbulent times is a vivid analogy for the modern world of work, says Perry Timms. 03 February 2020
  • Community spirit
    Workplace and facilities managers increasingly see their roles as creating and maintaining a community, says Martin Read 03 February 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

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.