In times where global megatrends indicates not only increased and major leaps within technology, but also increased individualism, where people and organisations expect tailored services, solutions and outcomes cross functional actors such as FM organisations will have increasingly importance.
FM EXECUTIVES- STRATEGIC BUSINESS PARTNERS
The Facility Management area of business is an extraordinary source to powerful qualitative and quantitative data. Data that play an significant role in future proving decisionmaking and company successrate, if utilised properly.
The most successful FM and workplace organisations will be the ones that is capable of finding the way to act and take accountability of uniting people across boarders and efficiently collect, secure, analyse, present and not least transform company- and facility data into action. Action that generate value and maximum benefit for customers and stakeholders.
So make sure your organisation is ready to act if you want to be part of the game.
INCREASING PACE OF CHANGE AND EMPLOYEE TURNOVER AHEAD
Punk gave the youth in 1970s the freedom and empowerment to be who they wanted to be and to change what they wanted to change.
Generation Y is concidered to be the most adaptable group of employee’s to change. Prone to experiment with new technologies and processes a high level of purchasing power.
Already in 2020 this group of people will constitute 34% of the global population.
Attracting, recruiting and retaining the most talented workforce will be increasingly complex and challenging for companies, as the interests and motivating factors for employees from different generations differs.
Also the increasing speed of lifestyle health disorders predict to lead to new incentives to build and provide services that promote healthier and more active lifestyles amongst employees, which also include mental well-being.
This is yet another field where FM with its high density of employee interaction and as facilities owner may excel.
Nevertheless, shrinking budgets, ageing facilities and balance short and long term perspectives present considerable challenges at many companies.
PUT TRUST IN PEOPLE AND FAITH IN FUTURE
There is few simple answers to hard questions left out there. So the more “brain available” the more likely we will be to break new ground and find a prosperous way forward.
Empowerment was a fundamental part of the Punk rock culture. It was about giving people the opportunity to speak up, act and do what they want.
Empowering employees to solve their problems and find the most appropriate solution to a particular situation is according to me the far more effective tool than many others.
My experience from a diverse and rather long working history, is that when people feel thrust and are empowered, they will feel increased responsibility, accountability and take ownership of the task and the likelyhood of an successful outcome soars.
WALK THE TALK!
But nothing comes for free.
It’s easy to forget that both collaboration and leadership is about service and making those around you their best.
There’s is no shortcut to empowering people, partners or team.
So dear IFMA/FM colleagues and friends, lets go out and Rock & Roll and re-live some Punk culture!
Hanna Hagberg, IFMA, Member of the board.