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 ...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
ISO 44,001- Is Collaboration Essential to Future Outsourcing Success?
As the international Facilities Management community eagerly await the release of ISO 41,001 the first and unifying international standard for Facilities Management systems in April. I would like to draw your attention to another standard that I...
Will Carillion’s Seismic Aftershocks be felt in SA?
Some people have likened outsourcing to nuclear power, in that it can be used for good or evil. Unfortunately, it comes with a reputation to match. Outsourcing often engenders heated debate on both sides of the argument. The fallout from the Carillion ...