19 December 2019 | Facilitate Team
Take some time over the festive break to revisit our long-form features from the past year. Varied and detailed, we've addressed emerging themes, vertical markets such as healthcare and education estates - and the core questions the profession aims to answer.
Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy.
Bradford Keen speaks to practitioners about issues workplace and facilities managers should focus on, following an IWFM report on culture in the sector.
Facilities management has begun to change the way it views its place in the world, recognising a remit beyond its traditional physical domain, writes Kevin Stanley.
The perceptions of facilities managers leave a lot to be desired, reports Dean Gurden.
The world of workplace and facilities management has much to learn from the digital marketing profession, reports Martin Read.
Bradford Keen examines the need for closer ties between business functions, with HR and FM allying to deliver a better employee experience.
Bradford Keen explores common missteps made in culture change programmes and the roles workplace design and FM services can play in safeguarding against failure.
Martin Read asks FM providers how they expect the growing importance of social value measurement to affect the market.
Martin Read talks to Guy Battle, CEO of Social Value Portal, about his firm's widely-adopted measurement methodology - and how FM could benefit from social value's high profile.
Bradford Keen Investigates why social value has become so important a topic in the FM industry.
Martin Read and Bradford Keen look at how demographic and technological changes are set to affect how facilities managers operate in the higher education estates sector.
Nick Martindale speaks to facilities and estates professionals about dwindling students numbers at university, with estates teams dealing with the consequences.
More workplace and facilities managers have entered the profession directly from university and school in the last five years. Bradford Keen reports on how this is affecting the profession.
Martin Read looks at what's driving today's young FM professionals to take the plunge.
Bradford Keen investigates whether a bigger pay cheque is a realistic aspiration in the current market.
Bradford Keen explores the mutual advantages of workplace wearables.
Dean Gurden considers how best to prioritise employee-generated data from multiple data points.
Martin Read looks at data compliance issues facing workplace and facilities managers as they add wearables to their data-aggregating tools.
Attendees at Facilitate's recent round table, sponsored by Moneypenny, considered ways in which workplace culture and design can inspire workers.
Technological change and consumer behaviour are driving retailers to introduce on-site power generation to control bills, and improve their heating, cooling, lighting and air quality, reports Nick Newman.
As facilities management professionals' roles evolve to take on more operational duties in the retail space, Bradford Keen investigates if they will have the necessary skills.
We round-up themes identified by speakers at the 2019 Facilities Show.
As outsourced facilities services has come under the microscope over the past three years, Nick Martindale considers the appetite for bringing services back in-house.
Bradford Keen speaks to specialists about the state of recruitment and what the IWFM's 2019 Market Outlook report says about training in the sector.
Bradford Keen investigates why wellbeing now heads up so much of the corporate agenda and how those managing the workplace should prioritise their wellbeing workload.
The University of Manchester Library's Mike Kelly shares the challenges of balancing historical aesthetics with contemporary demands at the John Rylands Library.
A roundtable discussion organised by the IWFM and Ricoh discussing how organisations' physical environment relates to their workforce performance.
Martin Read and Bradford Keen report on the pressures healthcare estates and facilities managers face with evolving skills requirements in a dynamic environment.
Graeme Davies assesses how the competitive landscape for private sector involvement in estates management is changing.
Bradford Keen considers how remaining PFI commitments and new forms of estate management are set to affect healthcare FM delivery.
Bradford Keen and Martin Read consider the unique maintenance challenges faced by estates and facilities management personnel.
Recognising the organisations that make a difference in the workplace and facilities management profession, as well as wider society, in the areas of customer experience, the environment, organisational performance and social value.
Celebrating stand-out products, services and relationships that help to improve processes, including service delivery, as well as assisting with challenges facing the profession.
Martin Read and Bradford Keen find out why the 2019 IWFM Award winners stood out in the judges' eyes.
Savills' RISE won an IWFM Award for improving the customer experience and measuring change in the Impact on Customer Experience category.
Bradford Keen explores how FM service providers are adapting to the demand of providing employees with a great workplace.
Bradford Keen speaks with Tim Oldman, CEO at Leesman, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2020.
We find out what has changed three years on from the 'Workplace Advantage' Stoddart Review.