The value and wisdom of training

“What if we invest in training our staff – and they leave?”“What if you don’t invest in training them – and they stay?”When you recruited your people they may have had all the skills, knowledge, behaviours and attitude necessary to do the job – but perhaps over time the job has changed, the people they …

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Facilities Show – London – June 2019

We had a great time – we started by visiting the IWFM’s excellent stand, having a chat with some familiar faces including Chris Moriarty (pictured) and sipping their excellent coffee – always a sign of a good stand! We walked around the Show, bumping into old friends and talking to Exhibitors and Delegates – it …

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Kentish and Co. team catch up in London

The Kentish and Co. team met up in Westminster to welcome some new faces and have a catch up on our various projects. We also had a great brainstorm, discussing experiences and ideas we’d had so far this year, and sharing our insights with each other. The Passage meeting venue We met at The Passage, …

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Finding resilience when facing conflicting demands

In the current climate it couldn’t be more important to have the kind of personal resilience and self- belief that allows you to roll with the times and to overcome set-backs. Imagine you are a bridge, let’s say Tower Bridge – a strong structure, able to withstand the weight and movement of almost constant traffic. …

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Giving confident and powerful presentations – our top 5 tips

You’ve been asked to give a presentation – that’s great news! You might not be thinking that right now, but trust me, this is your chance to shine. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t like presenting very much. All it takes is a little preparation, some practice, and a winning mindset. Read on …

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How to Build a High Performing Team

Building, inspiring and sustaining a great team takes time and energy. It’s very rewarding, both for the team members, leadership and the wider organisation as a whole. Here are our top 9 tips to help you with yours – and please let us know if you have any others you’d like to share – just …

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‘Introduction to the Facilities Management Profession’ event 1st May 2019

The IWFM People Management Special Interest Group organized this excellent event, hosted by Arcadis at Kings Cross. It was great to hear various perspectives on why Facilities Management is such a dynamic space, from six inspiring Speakers. The concepts of ‘the diversity of opportunities and chances to explore, underpinned by lifelong learning’ were made and echoed, …

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