RICS issues case studies to celebrate strategic role of facilities management

RICS has published six case studies examining the impact strategic facilities management (FM) can have on business performance. The case studies were devised following the publication of a 2012 research report, Raising the Bar: Enhancing the Strategic Role of FM, which found that over 75 per cent of survey respondents believe that facilities management is a strategic role. This was followed earlier this year by Raising the Bar: City Roundtables Report which made specific recommendations for action, including better promotion of the strategic role played by facilities management within organisations. The case studies were launched at the BBC’s Salford Quays building, featured in one of the studies, which describes the role the BBC’s FM team took in relocating critical services from London to Salford Quays and how the FM strategy was responsible for fostering creativity in the organisation.

There six separate case studies – which will be followed by a new set of studies later this year comprise:

  • Fostering creativity
  • Talent management
  • Ethical Procurement
  • Sustainable Practice
  • Harnessing Technology
  • Health and Safety culture

RICS has produced a global Guidance Note on the subject entitled Strategic Facilities Management and – for more information visit the RICS site and click here to download all six case studies.