Top tips to create a killer facilities strategy
A clear strategy will minimise your costs, risks, and wasted resources. Here’s how to write one.
As with any company policy or strategy, your facilities strategy should be a formal document, signed off at board level, with key targets that your organisation commits to seeing through.
We have a wealth of knowledge and experience of FM and Estates Strategies. Here are our top 10 tips to ensure yours has the best possible impact.
1: Start at the finish
2: Understand your organisation from the ground up
3: Write down what success looks like – define your desired objectives
4: Talk with your stakeholders
5: Revise your thinking
6: Draft your strategy
7: Talk your stakeholders through the plan and get their views
8: Finalise and sign off
9: Talk about it – lots
10: Deliver, Revise and Review
Get the short punchy guide here
Guest article: What makes employees happy?
Tim Streather, Founder and CEO at Spica Technologies
What makes employees happy? This is a simple question, yet complex to answer. An overview of current research reports tells us quite strongly that the workplace experience must support:
1)A sense of wellbeing
2) Employee satisfaction
3) Individuals to feel they are making a contribution to the organisation
It’s clear that facilities managers, building owners / operators, and employers must put people first when designing and managing workplaces.
This is all very well but isn’t this a bit abstract? What steps can you actually take to improve the workplace experience?
The crucial role of technology
As the digital transformation of workplaces and buildings gathers pace, understanding and analysing data, looking for ways to reduce friction during a working day and supporting a feeling of wellbeing is essential for any forward-thinking employer… Read the full article here
How technology helped a global financial services firm improve their workspace performance
Our client is a top global financial services firm. Operating in a highly competitive environment, they wanted further productivity improvements to gain a competitive advantage.
We were tasked with ensuring their building makes the biggest contribution possible to their business objectives.
It was important for us to fully understand their primary ROI drivers which were:
- To optimise space utilisation
- To remove single points of failure and improving business continuity planning
- To improve staff productivity
Our client moved into a brand-new state of the art headquarters in London’s financial services centre, that houses 6,000 people.
Our client felt there was a lack of data detailing how the building was performing. They were interested in how technology could be used more intelligently to help them operate their building more effectively.
Read the full case study here
Get the Ultimate Guide to the Productive workplace here
Mike Kenny, LCMB Senior Consultant will be speaking at The Facilities Event at the NEC in Birmingham.
The Facilities Event 2019, is the meeting place for the FM and workplace industry. This year’s event will be focused on providing essential knowledge, information and inspiration for the betterment of the FM community.
Join Mike on the 9th April 2019 at 1pm for a panel debate: Who’s responsible for energy management in your building?
Last month most popular blog
LCMB blogs cover a range of building performance and related issues.
Our most popular blog in February was Why is Asset Management such a simple concept, but difficult to deliver?