How Can Facilities Management Help My Business? Clive Chippindale, Associate Director in DTZ's Facilities Management Team Answers a Topical Property Question

The Birmingham Post (England), May 17, 2012 | Go to article overview

How Can Facilities Management Help My Business? Clive Chippindale, Associate Director in DTZ's Facilities Management Team Answers a Topical Property Question


Q What is 'facilities management' and how can it help my business? Facilities management is the Amanagement of your prop -erty related assets, ensuring that they are aligned to and support your company's core business needs.

There is a complete array of management tasks which sit under the umbrella of facilities management from Health & Safety, procurement, financial controls, legislative and environmental compliance, space planning, contract and performance management. All these tasks ensure that your business is meeting its obligations to its landlords (if you are a tenant), employees, legislation compliance, and even your own clients.

Not having a facilities management plan in place could result in a number of business damaging issues, including: ? Breach of Health & Safety which could lead to a fine. Recently, we have seen companies being held accountable in the event of corporate manslaughter, with both substantial fines and even prison sentences for directors.

Employee disgruntlement with the standard of premises and facilities leading to higher staff turnover and, as a result, greater management, training and recruitment costs Breach of environmental compliance such as air conditioning inspections, EPCs, CRC, or FGas requirements Lack of energy optimisation Brand impact from client perception Inability to access the right supply chain and, as a result, unable to obtain either best value or the delivery of serv-v ices to meet your business needs, both of which could mean your business is wasting money.

By having a facilities management plan in place, it means that there is an understanding of the business strategy as well as the property strategy which is supported by facilities management. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

How Can Facilities Management Help My Business? Clive Chippindale, Associate Director in DTZ's Facilities Management Team Answers a Topical Property Question
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.