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Facility Management: Strategic to Business

Posted on March 8, 2015 1:32 pm;

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Facility Management is crucial to business for its role in:

Improving productivity

The business world is changing: buildings are becoming more complex, technology is more sophisticated than ever, and outsourcing is becoming more common. A facility manager is the mastermind who plans these resources, maintains and integrates them, and makes sure they’re all being used to their optimum efficiency.

Staying ahead of the curve

Technological innovation moves at an incredibly fast pace. Facility managers are looked to for their ability to monitor trends and stay one step ahead. Whether cloud technology, mobility, automation, biometrics or anything else, every current and future trend needs to be understood for how it can benefit the business as it moves forward.

Adding value, increasing revenue

Facility management is not just about buildings and technology, it’s also very much about people, and about keeping employees, customers or clients happy in their environment. Ensuring everything and everyone is working smoothly has a major impact on adding value and increasing revenue generation.

Impacting sustainability

A facility manager’s job is to care about an organization’s resources, but this also means an opportunity to care about the planet’s resources. From targeting energy efficiency, to limiting the organization’s footprint or diverting business to similarly responsible organizations, there are many ways a facility manager can positively impact the world around us.

Enhancing image

Faced with the rise of social media, organizations are more vulnerable than ever to how their image is perceived and to the impact this can have on their revenues. The facility manager is key in ensuring that best practices are engaged, sustainability is nurtured, and employees and clients are happy. The result enhances the organization’s image among the public, adding yet more value.

Adapting to change

Businesses are faced with an ever-changing landscape and it requires skill to adapt to change. A good facility manager can deliver flexibility and adaptability, helping the organization respond to ever evolving needs including any potential disruption.

Engaging best practices

To meet objectives of efficiency and wellbeing, facility managers engage best practices when possible in everything they do.

Delivering a competitive advantage

With a facility manager engaged across the organization in reducing facility costs, improving productivity, increasing revenue generating capacity and enhancing image, they’re actually also engaged in delivering a competitive advantage – something every organization desires.

Being a game changer

If you’ve read all the above it will be more than clear that a facility manager has the power to be a real game changer, driving an organization’s future growth and success.

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