Your five-step guide to effective facilities management

Powering growth in a hybrid era

May 29, 2023
  • Anita Subramanian
  • Kawalpreet Singh

Delivering efficient facility management (FM) services for a portfolio of any size is a monumental task. The modern workplace requires that FM teams manage everyday building operations that achieve strategic goals related to sustainability and employee health and wellbeing while balancing cost. That same team must also provide the tools, technologies and workspaces that empower an engaged and productive workforce.

With so many priorities to juggle, it can be challenging for organizations to achieve their FM goals. In the evolving landscape of corporate real estate, senior leadership priorities are also changing rapidly. Top concerns for real estate leadership are:

In this scenario, with the right facilities management systems, processes, and expertise, firms can increase ROI, accelerate operational initiatives and deliver exceptional employee and customer experiences. 

Facilities expenses account for up to 25% of total property costs. Effective FM and procurement strategies can reduce costs by up to 12%.

This guide explores the top 5 best practices to have an effective facilities management program for buildings:

  • Strategic Planning with clear Objectives
  • Create a Preventive Maintenance Plan
  • Prioritizing Health and Safety
  • Implementing Energy-Efficient Practices
  • Utilizing Technology to Streamline Processes

In addition to best practices, having a strategic partner is crucial to achieve your FM goals. A reliable partner can provide you with plans, resources, protocols, and success measurements to enhance progress and add value. Together, you can identify where you are on your journey towards optimal FM performance and implement best practices that align with your business objectives. Additionally, they can bring in a team of experienced professionals to oversee all your facility management needs.

We hope this guide gives you an insight on how to develop an effective and efficient Facilities Management program which is experience led, technology enabled and sustainable. Read on!

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