8 Workplace Themes and their Implications Post COVID-19
Welcome to this the first in a series of 12 posts on the world of Workplace and Facilities Management. As a consultant and coach in this sphere, I want the series to provide you with an understanding of the key role the Workplace plays in the enablemen...
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....
Can Proptech Improve the Workplace Experience?
Everyone in the commercial real estate space appears to be talking about new technology and its application in the commercial workplace environment. So, what is Proptech? The technology used in the property space is colloquially referred to as ‘Proptec...
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...
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...
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...