Professionalising FM: How an innovative partnership approach can benefit employee wellbeing

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The issues One in five employees across the UK regularly works unpaid overtime, while over half of those working at managerial level admit to working (often remotely) during their annual leave. The introduction of mobile data devices has meant the line between work and leisure time has become blurred, making it all the more difficult for many people to achieve a healthy work-life balance....

Commercial architecture: Five innovative office designs

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When it comes to office design, bigger isn’t necessarily better. An impressive interior isn’t the result of a spacious environment, but rather a creative and individualistic design. As businesses strive to become more forward-thinking, they’re looking closer to home in a quest to modernise their brands – and this starts with the office space. Industries are competing to create an environm...

Workplaces failing to adapt to meet modern demands

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According to new research from the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UK businesses are being left behind in the workplace revolution and risking their ability to compete in the global economy by failing to adapt their workplaces to meet modern demands. ‘In Search of Better Workplaces’ reveals that many organi...

Third series of Strategic Facilities Management case studies ready for launch

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The third series of RICS Strategic Facilities Management case studies, authored by International Workplace will be launched at an event to be held at Birmingham’s NEC on Friday 19 June. There are six separate case studies which we have produced across a fascinating range of strategic FM issues, including: Delivering strategic FM services at a major events venue Procurement via partner...