Being a Critical Friend in Facilities Management: Fostering Improvement and Excellence

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Critical Friends in FM In the realm of facilities management, the pursuit of continuous improvement and excellence is vital for the smooth functioning and success of any organization. While the role of a facilities manager is crucial in achieving these goals, the presence of a “critical friend” can further enhance the effectiveness of the facilities […]

Integrated Workspace Management Systems (IWMS) and their Benefits

Facilities Directors may refer to CAFM and IWMS but what do these acronyms mean? What is IWMS and what are its benefits? IWMS is an acronym for “Integrated Workspace Management System”. An Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) is a software platform that helps organizations manage and optimize their physical workspace and related assets and resources. […]

Why You Should Pay Cleaners Well and Pay More for Cleaning

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Good cleaners are worth paying extra for. It is often said but rings true – you get what you pay for. For many companies, it is difficult to know how much to pay cleaners. The number of open positions in the UK labour market has surpassed 1 million, breaking all previous records. This puts even […]

What is office design and how do workplaces benefit?

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Office design covers all components of the workspace, including decor, layout, lighting and the use of furniture and different zones. In this guide, we’ll explore the benefits of office design and highlight reasons why businesses should consider hiring a professional design company. Introduction: What is office design? Office design is a broad term, which covers […]

How to Save Energy in the Office with Simple Steps

If you work in an office, you’re likely familiar with the energy bill shock that can come your way. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Why Save Energy in the Office? Office energy saving is currently a hot topic. There are several reasons why it is important to save energy in the office: […]

The Role of Leadership in Successful Facilities Management

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The most successful organisations have effective leaders; strong leadership is central to successful facilities management. Introduction to The Role of Leadership in Successful Facilities Management Facilities management is a critical function in any organization. It involves the planning, design, maintenance, and operation of an organization’s physical assets and infrastructure, including buildings, grounds, and equipment. Effective […]

How to Create a Learning Culture in Facilities Management

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A learning culture in facilities management refers to an organizational culture that values and prioritizes continuous learning and development. This culture can help facilities managers and their teams stay up-to-date on best practices, new technologies, and industry standards, leading to improved efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity. Some strategies for creating a learning culture include providing professional […]

Improving Facilities Management Team Communication and Collaboration

We all know it is important to communicate with our colleagues. However, creating strategies for improving communication and collaboration within a facilities management team can be challenging. Effective communication and collaboration Effective communication and collaboration within a facilities management team are essential for the smooth operation of any organization. Here are a few strategies that […]

Surviving a Recession – Getting Best Value

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Managing a successful business can be hard work; managing it during a recession can be even harder. Defined as two continuous quarters of no economic growth, a recession hits business hard as demand, and consequently, revenue slows and uncertainly increases. It’s a difficult time with lots happening at an economic level that is completely out […]

Office Closed Monday 19th September 2022

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The RFM Group office will be closed for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. As a mark of respect for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the RFM Group offices will close for the funeral on Monday 19th September 2022. We are extremely saddened by the news and extend the right to our staff to […]