Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Facilities Management

The definition given by CEN the European Committee for Standardisation, and ratified by BSI British Standards, for Facilities Management is: "Facilities management is the integration of processes within an organisation to maintain and develop the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of its primary activities."
Facilities management in Birmingham Midlands essentially surrounds multi-disciplinary activities that are integrated within the built environment and the management of the impact in the workplace and on people.
The foundation
Below are listed some of the key elements in the development of facilities management (FM):
- Cost-cutting initiatives of the seventies and eighties under which of the organisations began to outsource any 'non-core' services
- Integration of the planning and management of a variety of services that cover both hard and soft services; hard, for example building fabrics and soft, catering, cleaning, health and safety, mail room and security in order to achieve better quality and economies of scale
Facilities management today
FM is presently large and complex, it compromises a mixture of in-house departments, specialist contractors, large multi service companies and a corporation that delivers a full range of build, finance and management.
The practitioners within the facilities management profession require knowledge and skill. The sector definition continues to expand to include the management of an increasingly broad range of tangible assets, support services and people skills.
Brilliant facilities management teams can, amongst other things:
- Deliver effective management of an organisation's assets
- Enhance the skills of people within the FM sector and provide identifiable and meaningful career options
- Enable new working styles and processes which is crucial in such a technology driven age
- Enhance and project an organisation's image and identity
In the future, the successful business will integrate facilities management into their strategic plan.
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