Founder & Chief Energy Officer,
I'm in the People, Culture, Learning and Performance area (HR) so not really an FM industry practitioner, however, being connected to the (then) BFIM Workplace Conversation in 2014/15 was a chance for me to get more into the place of work and not just the process and systems, psychology and spirit of work. I've since been strongly attached to the Workplace profession as there's a clear link between engagement, retention, performance, learning and culture that includes the physical environment people are in together. And what they can use in that space to work together, bind and bond, ideate and create, analyse and strategies. Building a strong team requires a strong sense of togetherness and that includes proximity-based togetherness as much as professionally and relationally.