Facilities Management is one of the newest and fastest-growing multi-faceted professional disciplines in the built environment space.
Your company’s facilities are not an asset beyond their market value unless they work in tandem with other levers in your business to create value. The workplace is a key organisational performance lever contributing to productivity and effectiveness and competitive advantage.
The effectiveness and productivity of the workplace have largely been ignored but as a business owner, you need to ensure that your facilities and the staff that work in them are working efficiently and effectively for you to create the strategic results that will generate and that will provide you with real competitive advantage in your marketplace.
Facilities Management is a strategically important discipline to all organizations in the management, operation and maintenance of the workplace, its assets and operational efficiencies. Facilities Management is an enabler of sustainable enterprise performance through the whole life management of productive workplaces and effective business support services.
Facilities management, by its very nature, does not mean the same thing globally, nationally or even within different types of organizations. Facilities management includes a broad range of activities, such as building services management, environmental issues, workspace management, procurement, financial management, etc.
In financial terms, your facilities are probably the second biggest expense but more than that those facilities have a massive impact on the productivity of your most important asset, your people.
In efficiency terms, facilities management has responsibility for the management, operation and maintenance of business assets, thus influencing their life time cost usability and efficiency
From a compliance perspective, your facilities are becoming more and more important in terms of health, safety and building management and ensuring that organisations fulfil their obligations to those who use the workspace and are likely to be affected by its operations.
In environmental and sustainability terms, facilities management is responsible for operations in the workplace as well as the impact that its operations have on the local and overall environment.