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?
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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