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...
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...
BIFM Sees Workplace as a New Direction for Facilities Management
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) announced last week that it is changing its name to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management. Furthermore, it has begun the process to become a chartered body in the UK. With the histori...
5 Best Practices of Lead Generation for Facilities Managers
With the advent of the internet, lead generation has become the single biggest challenge in the Marketing of Facilities Management. This post is part two of a two-part series covering the marketing of Facilities Management. If you have not read the fi...
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 ...
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...
Why You Need a Preferred Partner When Outsourcing Facilities Management
There is an overdue and chronic need to develop a preferred partner approach that demonstrates the value of Facilities Management to our Customers …not merely point at it. However, there is a deeply entrenched view amongst procurement professionals tha...
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...
3 Ways Facilities Management Companies can Improve Value Add
Facilities Management is in the midst of a significant transformation. ‘A blinding flash of the obvious’ I hear you say. We are an industry that is beset by commoditisation, with procurement junkies prescribing every last input based direct...
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...