Author: <span class="vcard">Andrew Mason</span>

I have over 30 years’ experience on the front line of managing facilities and workplaces and am uniquely placed to be able to understand how the facilities and workplace can help your organisation become more productive.
02/08/2019

Women in FM; 5 Secrets to becoming a ‘Jill of all Trades’

Firstly I want to recognise and pay tribute to all the women of the world. On 9 August every year, we celebrate Women’s Day as a National Holiday in South Africa; we use the day to pay homage to the women of our nation, our Sisters, Mothers, Daughters ...

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Blockchain
13/06/2019

How can Blockchain Improve Facilities Management?

Blockchain is the technology behind the explosion of Bitcoin. Whilst Blockchain has been used for tracking Bitcoin’s financial transactions it has significant potential to drive transparency, efficiency, and cost savings for building owners and o...

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Death
09/04/2019

Facilities Management -“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”.

  I feel compelled to write in response to an article posted on LinkedIn from Frans van Eersel in which he proclaims the death of Facilities Management in favour of Workplace Management, entitled ‘Four Reasons why Facilities Management is Dead.&#...

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29/01/2019

Can Proptech Improve the Workplace Experience?

Everyone in the commercial real estate space appears to be talking about new technology and its application in the commercial workplace environment. So, what is Proptech? The technology used in the property space is colloquially referred to as ‘Proptec...

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Facilities Management
27/11/2018

Workplace: Can Facilities Management Capitalise this time?

“The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has failed in its mission in ‘Advancing our Profession’ “. So confessed Chris Moriarty the BIFM Director of Insight whilst speaking about Workplace at the Euro FM conference...

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Quality Circles
05/10/2018

13 Simple Steps to Implementing Quality Circles

Last week I posted about the concept of Quality Circles in Quality Circles-Improving the Improvement System. In that post, I covered an introduction to Quality Circles together with the definition and philosophy surrounding its practice. In summary, th...

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Temptation
02/07/2018

The Five Temptations of an FM Leader

One of the most significant challenges of being the leader of an FM team is sometimes to be able to step away from the day-to-day detail of the job, away from the intricacies and the minutiae that can bog us down from seeing the bigger picture. There a...

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Productivity
13/06/2018

Any Fool can Save Money…

I was intrigued when I read the headline “Any Fool can Save Money” from a recent piece written by the British Institution of Facilities Management (BIFM) CEO, Linda Hausmanis in their magazine FM World. It caught my eye because of the appli...

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Workplace: Back to the Future
20/04/2018

Workplace: Back to the Future for Facilities Management?

Recent developments on several different fronts have the potential to take the Workplace and Facilities Management industry into a bright and value-adding future. The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) marked its 25th anniversary on 1 Ma...

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Collaboration Life Cycle
12/04/2018

The 8 Stages of the Collaboration Life Cycle

In last weeks post, ISO 44,001- Is Collaboration Essential to Future Outsourcing Success? I set out in the importance of new ways of working from a collaborative standpoint. This week  I want to dive into the recognition that all relationships have a c...

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