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Applications are open for the 2023 Young FM Manager Award, supported by the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers. In recent years the Company has become the Livery home of the facilities management industry and of professionals from across the built environment sector, in addition to its traditional membership from City institutions and the footwear industry.
The impact of AI is often described in terms of extremes. On the one hand, it’s seen as a technological breakthrough to allow us to transcend the physical limits of our human bodies, which could let us live forever. On the other hand, the moment AI becomes intelligent enough to surpass us, it could be the end of humans and humanity altogether.
Psychological safety – the belief that one can speak up without risk of punishment or humiliation – is long established as a crucial component to high-quality decision making, healthy group dynamics and interpersonal relationships. Whilst simple to understand when explained like that, so many of us are unclear on how to really ensure its presence in our organisations and what we are all responsible for in making it happen.
My health and safety journey began in 2014 when I was recruited from a quality auditing position into a health and safety role and subsequently studied for my NEBOSH General Certificate. This was an exciting challenge and I strongly believe my auditing background gave me a good platform to start from.
Sustainability is a huge topic – broad in scope, critical in importance, and replete with both opportunity and risk. In commercial terms, sustainability aims to achieve the balance between economic, environmental and social impacts through the effective management of resources while maximising organisational profitability.
The European Commission’s long-awaited proposal on corporate sustainability due diligence has been published. Under the draft law, companies with more than 500 employees will be required to prevent and mitigate harm to people and planet – such as child labour and pollution – throughout their global value chains.