Category: Productivity

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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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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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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Crush
04/10/2017

5 Ways your Workplace is Crushing your Competitive Advantage

The latest report from The Leesman Index unearths five ways that workplace performance is crushing your organisation’s competitive advantage. These warnings include startling conclusions that expose the reality that the majority of companies are ...

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29/06/2017

10 Workplace Questions All CEO’s Should Have on Their Board Agenda

What is your CEO doing about the mounting body of evidence that shows the connection between the Workplace and your companies competitive advantage in their marketplace? What questions should he/she be asking of his/her board to ensure that your enterp...

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Chief Workplace Officer
15/03/2017

Chief Workplace Officer – a Promotion for Facility Managers?

The Stoddart Review: The Workplace Advantage Report was published in December 2016. The report focused on how the workplace could be used to generate revenue, instead of it being regarded simply as a cost that needs to be managed. I included an initial...

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Quality Circles
08/03/2017

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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28/12/2016

Encore Episode – WorkCafés – How to Improve Engagement, Productivity and Utilisation at Work

How can we combine food and our most underutilised spaces at work to improve productivity? This is the second of my Encore Episodes where I publish an extract from my archive of previously published posts. In this festive season, I am following the Foo...

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15/12/2016

Stoddart Review-Why the Workplace Environment is Key to Productivity

Last week saw the long-awaited publication of the Stoddart Review which provides the latest thinking on why the workplace environment is key to productivity. The Stoddart Review is named after a British Facilities Management stalwart Chris Stoddart MCI...

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