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F M WO R LD APRIL 2017

CONTENTS COM M UNI TY

24 PE R SPE C T IV E S The four most interesting and insightful opinions on FM this month 27 A BIT A BOU T YOU Adam Perkins tells tales away from the riverbank

KNOW LE DGE

37 LIGHT OF DAY How we react to changing light intensities and colour temperatures

28 T HINK TA NK Are you providing a destination, not just an office??

ANA LYS I S

9 TAI LO RI NG YOUR WORK PL ACE Is easing the toll of musculoskeletal disorders just a matter of adjustment?

38 A BIT OF RNR What FM can learn from probation’s approach to people behaving badly

3 0 A PR IL @ BIF M The people and projects currently informing BIFM activity

10 TH E FO RG OTTE N IS S UE The Institute of Directors is raising awareness of mental health at work

3 4 C A LL S TO AC T ION The events, surveys and discussions that deserve your attention

41 A BR IGHTE R WAY The influence of efficient lighting on employee well-being

12 ADVANCE OF THE ROBOTS A study reveals that 84 per cent of firms are using artificial intelligence

42 TIM E TO SWITC H Illuminating the advantages of the ‘as a service’ lighting model

1 4 M ANAGI NG IN THE MOME N T Listen in to FM World’s recent webinar about the future of data management

44 R E M E D IA L AC T IO N What FMs should know about the risks posed by land contamination

15 NEWS MAK E RS The stories proving most popular with FM World’s online visitors this month

6 6 OSTRICHES VS FMS A tale of African wildlife in an incongruous setting

FM World’s in-depth analysis section 48 UNDER PRESSURE The toll that stress in the workplace can wreak on workers’ mental health has long been a taboo subject – but no more. And for facilities managers, the problem is one facing end-user occupiers and facilities team personnel alike.

50 DESIGN FOR LIVING Workers spend a third of the day or more in the workplace, so it makes sense that wellness programmes begin there. Promoting employee health is proving beneficial for organisations, and FM is on the front line.

54 WHAT’S NEXT? Well-being’s rise up the corporate agenda has been compelling. But what can facilities managers really do to affect an end-user’s level of happiness? What will fast-evolving well-being best practice mean for FM?

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60 WELL = TO-DO? Two new building standards focused on the well-being of occupants have been A P R I L’ S TO P I C brought from the US WELL-BEING IN to the UK in recent THE WORKPLACE months, their value increasingly felt by investors,Wdevelopers W W. B I F M .O RG .U K / F M WJ O I N and occupiers alike.

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