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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The 3 Building Blocks of the Facilities Management ‘Sweet Spot’
In this article, I want to illustrate the three fundamental building blocks of the Facilities Management ‘Sweet Spot’, what this represents as a value proposition and the associated services which offer different value in different w...
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 ...
What are the 8 Essential Qualities of FM Leadership?
As Facilities Manager’s we have a leadership role to play in our teams. Facilities Management is one of the quickest routes for our youngest talent to get onto the leadership ladder. As an FM you will also have access to some of the highest levels of m...
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...
The 5 Reasons your Team is not Performing
In my recent posts Quality Circles-Improving the Improvement System and 13 Simple Steps to Implementing Quality Circles I wrote about the importance of the operational team and their focus on solving problems. For this to be effective it is essential t...