3 Top Terms for 2019

Well, clearly there could be many terms and I suspect the most quoted will be Brexit (but let’s not go there) and related terms, but we are looking at those specific to turf management, so here’s my top 3: 1. Fit for Purpose       Something which is well-suited for the required purpose. The focus in turf management should be on which product will best meet the needs of the customer and their specific requirements; this will clearly include

Action words for Assignments and Communication

Action (also referred to as command or instruction) words form the basis of the requirements for assignments, examinations, general tests or when communicating with others. What do they mean though? Well, this can depend not just upon who has set a test or who you are communicating with but also the level and depth of understanding you are thinking of communicating the required message to. Describing something to a school child will be different to that of an experienced employee

Artificial Intelligence and Learning Course Content

With the ever increasing advance of AI, in particular machine learning (ML), one particular area that seems ripe for exploitation is in the education sector with the co-ordination of course material to meet the specific requirements of course learning outcomes and learning criteria / assessment criteria. There is a vast amount of information and content already available (just think Wikipedia!) – either open source or proprietary – and much of this is most likely lying unused in relation to many

The Management and Practice of Sustainability: Part 4

We now have the final overview of the research, covering selected versions of the sustainability assessment tools, sustainability plans and reporting, evaluation of service sustainability, interpretation of findings, conclusions, and finally a list of the reference from the research. Hopefully this might be of help to others and inspire them in their own quest for managing for sustainability. The range of sustainability assessment tools used by amenity departments are shown in the table below. Whilst there will be overlap for

The Management and Practice of Sustainability: Part 3

For part 3 I’ve pulled out some of the data analysis and evaluation of the research to give some insight. The research focused firstly on identifying what was used within the subject area and then investigated how ICTs were integrated within business processes to support sustainability performance measures. Amenity departments used a large number of different ICTs; some of these were distinctly more successfully used than others. The most successful were generally those technologies that have been well-established for over