In our last FPNet (www.fpnet-sg.com) meeting, we discussed about how to present the values of FM initiatives to get the buy-in from management and stakeholders. Few scenarios were used, from problems to opportunities, to demonstrate on how to make a case for change, in contributing values to organisation so as to raise the recognition of FM to as a value-add function to organisations.
Time flies. We are 30% into 2014!
During the recent FPNet (Facilities Practitioner Network) meeting on 26th February, we shared and exchanged views on “Communicating the Case for Change”. Most of us were caught off-guard when we were posed with case scenario to work on, such as the case for critical incidences where we as facilities practitioners will be called upon by management to explain the solutions to the problems.
This statement is very relevant to the practice of FM, especially the works entail numerous routine and non-routine works, managing users’ request, potential projects as initiators to align with organization’s plans and objectives.
As a Facilities Management Professional, know that one of the key competency valued by most organizations is the ability to implement change.
Project management is a management strategy in enabling a project to complete on time, within budget, and meeting the required specification. Project management, though is a function of facilities management (FM), it is adopted as a proactive strategy in enabling FM as a value-add function and business advantage to organizations.
In facilities management, there are constant and never ending opportunities for us to continually improve on the physical workplace, the building systems, and support services. Yet, often, we are letting the opportunities to pass us by because we struggle much with our confidence in gaining the approvals from management and stakeholders.
Finance & Business Essentials, a module of International Facility Management Professional (IFMA) – Facility Management Professional (FMP) credential program.
FMS started the first 2014 FMP course on Finance and Business Essential, dated 15 & 16 January, in Singapore.
It is important that Facilities Managers to understand well about contract, especially on the aspect of specification. Many tend to mention that specification is often prepared as a standard “cut and paste” condition for FM. Well, unless the interpretation of success performance is the same, otherwise, the specification serves as a roadmap to achieve your FM expected success performance.
Facilities Management has an important role to enable a comfortable and conducive workplace, which is a basic contribution to organization’s performance and productivity.