Networking and butter fish curry

The Vltava river, Karluv bridge, Staromestske sq, Malostranske sq, Astronomical clock and Prazsky castle, all reasons enough to visit the Czech capital, Prague. But when I discovered the annual European Facilities Management Conference (EFMC) was being held in the city this year, I thought of a better reason to make the 400km drive south, networking. …

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The value of FM

I’m talking about the individual FM within an organisation, rather than the profession of FM. I was talking on the telephone to someone the other day and we were discussing the profile of FMs amongst other areas of business and how our colleagues view the job we do. In my opinion, most of the low …

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Mother and home work versus the facilities manager

Whilst I take a short breather over a cool glass of wine on a Sunday evening, I reflect on the previous week’s events in my role as a mother whose recent work-life was within FM. In both roles I have facilitated my client currently my partner (and service user children) in focusing on the supportive …

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Collaborative working in FM

As I enter into the last phase of a major contract negotiation for one of my clients, I am reminded that collaborative working is not necessarily an easy option to take, but by far the most successful way of achieving a solid basis for FM success. Every set-back, (and they will always come from left …

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