How a small group can change the world

Last week I had a meeting in Leeds, and was delighted to be offered use of the meeting facilities at BNY Mellon. In their meeting room was a poster featuring Margaret Mead, and she was quoted as saying:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

This got me thinking about facilities management, and the numerous debates going on in the sector about ‘professionalisation’ and ‘collaboration’. Rather than segmenting the sector into clients/individuals/service providers/consultants and so on, isn’t it time we started pulling together to make our industry an even more attractive place to work, develop and create revenue?

We need to consider:

  • How will we achieve our goal for the facilities management sector?
  • What will help us?
  • What will hold us back?
  • How will we overcome difficulties?
  • How will we share success?
  • When do things need to be done?
  • Who will be responsible?
  • How will we review progress?

So, next time you meet with someone who maybe doesn’t share the same views as you on moving FM forward, why not consider how you can work together?

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