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Future of FM to be discussed | 14 June 2012

New research from Workplace Law has shone a light on where the facilities management world currently is and where it’s expected to head, fm-world.co.uk reports.

Workplace Law and BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management) are expected to unveil the study at the annual Th!nk FM conference, to be held in London’s Royal College of Physicians.

It will demonstrate that environmental issues feature heavily for many businesses using facilities management software or dedicated in-house teams.

The results showed that currently, over half of FM budgets are dedicated to environmental issues. Furthermore, many businesses claimed that their entire FM budget would be invested in the green industry within two or three years’ time.

When quizzed on their reasons for choosing a facilities management provider, many firms claimed that a good health and safety record was more important than cost. They also believed that the cost of implementing health and safety policies will increase over the coming years. This comes after costs already rose during the last year.

Businesses also claimed that informal recognition from immediate managers would be the best way to show firms value their FM providers. Second was training, whilst bonuses came in third. Peer recognition, meanwhile, was deemed less important.

The speech is expected to be delivered by representatives from Workplace Law and BIFM on Monday June 18th, workplacelaw.net reports.

Written by David Howells on behalf of Qube Global Software

While posted by Qube Global Software all views expressed are not necessarily those of the company. All facts are verified where possible directly by the author.

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