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....
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
Integrator – The Changing Face of Facilities Management?
The face of Facilities Management has changed many times over its relatively short life. We have seen FM models evolve and die but recently the Integrator model has received much attention in the UK. At face value, this appears to be a new FM business ...
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...